The decaying flesh of dead animals: a crow wheeled over the hills in search of carrion
More example sentences
- A survey of fox dens showed that the vast majority of lamb carcasses found in them were carrion ie. dead before being taken by the fox.
- Diversionary feeding involves leaving dead rats and other carrion on the moor for the harriers to eat.
- Biologists, however, have reported some bees taking advantage of other resources, such as animal droppings and carrion.
Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French and Old Northern French caroine, caroigne, Old French charoigne, based on Latin caro 'flesh'.
Definition of carrion in:
- The US English dictionary