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carrion

División en sílabas: car·ri·on
Pronunciación: /ˈkerēən
 
/

Definición de carrion en inglés:

sustantivo

The decaying flesh of dead animals.
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.

Origen

Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French and Old Northern French caroine, caroigne, Old French charoigne, based on Latin caro 'flesh'.

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