Part of speech: noun

Dead and putrefying flesh; a carcass.

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Usage examples "carrion":

  1. I do not eat carrion! - "Rung Ho!", Talbot Mundy.
  2. Hundreds of them were lying about in every stage of decay, those more recently dead being surrounded by vultures and other carrion birds. - "Celebrated Women Travellers of the Nineteenth Century", W. H. Davenport Adams.
  3. The price of your banquet is paid for you; come, then, and gorge yourselves, cannibals, bloodsuckers- carrion beasts that feed on the dead! - "The Gadfly", E. L. Voynich.