1. carrion

noun. ['ˈkɛriːən'] the dead and rotting body of an animal; unfit for human food.


  • body


  • thinness
  • breakableness

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How do you pronounce carrion?

Pronounce carrion as ˈkɛriən.

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Example sentences of the word carrion

1. Noun, singular or mass
Their favorite food is carrion, happily eating the leftovers of large predators.

2. Verb, base form
snowy winters, emerge in spring and forage on everything from berries to grubs to carrion into the autumn.

Quotes containing the word carrion

1. NOT, I’ll not, carrion comfort, Despair, not feast on thee;Not untwist—slack they may be—these last strands of manIn me ór, most weary, cry I can no more. I can;Can something, hope, wish day come, not choose not to be.
- Gerard Manley Hopkins, Poems by Gerard Manley Hopkins