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



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