Definition of Carrion

1. Noun. The dead and rotting body of an animal; unfit for human food.

Generic synonyms: Body, Dead Body

Definition of Carrion

1. n. The dead and putrefying body or flesh of an animal; flesh so corrupted as to be unfit for food.

2. a. Of or pertaining to dead and putrefying carcasses; feeding on carrion.

Definition of Carrion

1. Noun. Dead flesh; carcasses. ¹

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Definition of Carrion

1. dead and putrefying flesh [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Carrion

carrier proteins
carrier screening
carrier shell
carrier state
carrier strain
carrier test
carrier wave
carrier waves
carries out
carries the message to Garcia
carrion (current term)
carrion crow
carrion crows
carrion flower
carrion fungus

Literary usage of Carrion

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1873)
"For if the sun breed maggots in a dead dog, being a god kissing carrion—” And gives the following collation of readings (Qq. standing for the Quartos, FL, ..."

2. Children's Rhymes, Children's Games, Children's Songs, Children's Stories: A by Robert Ford (1904)
"Of meaner antiquity, perhaps, but no less a favourite with the young, is the amusing ditty of THE carrion CROW. A carrion Crow sat on an oak, Fol de riddle, ..."

3. A History of the Inquisition of Spain by Henry Charles Lea (1907)
"... Luisa de carrion, a nun of the convent of Santa Clara, at carrion de los Condes, who, at the age of seventy, had passed fifty-three years in a cloister. ..."

4. Minnesota Plant Life by Conway MacMillan (1899)
"carrion-fungi and Puff-balls. if carrion-fungi. Another group of fungi not very closely related to the mushrooms but properly to be considered at this point ..."

5. Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages: Classified Subjectively and by Robert Christy (1887)
"No carrion will kill a crow. 2. The carrion which the eagle has left feeds the crow. Latin. Cart. 1. An old cart well used—a new one abused. 2. ..."

6. Publications by English Dialect Society (1887)
"A carrion Crow, as distinguished from the Rook, which is commonly called Crow. CADDY, adj. — Hale, hearty, in good spirits. The old lass seemed a niced bit ..."

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