Definition of carrion noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

carrion

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈkæriən//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkæriən//
 
[uncountable]
 
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the decaying flesh of dead animals crows feeding on carrion Word Origin Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French and Old Northern French caroine, caroigne, Old French charoigne, based on Latin caro ‘flesh’.
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