dead and putrefying flesh.
rottenness; anything vile.
feeding on carrion.
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How to use carrion in a sentence
Many herbivores will opportunistically scarf down carrion for protein, Gerlach says.A giant tortoise was caught stalking, killing and eating a baby bird | Jonathan Lambert | August 23, 2021 | Science News
Or, when escape is all but impossible, it makes animals play dead or faint, as most predators avoid eating carrion.The Transcendence of Tantric Sex - Issue 104: Harmony | David DeSteno | August 18, 2021 | Nautilus
Its steady gait allowed it to range widely in a day, where it preyed on smaller dinosaurs like ceratopsians and hadrosaurs, and, contrary to its fierce reputation, sometimes scavenged on carrion.
Caracaras are frequently ground-dwellers, clacking around on the rocks and scavenging smaller birds, eggs, insects and carrion.
The carcass then attracts other creatures like carrion birds, which can also get hit, creating a miserable cycle of wildlife death.Once you know what happens to food you leave outdoors, you’ll stop doing it | Alisha McDarris | January 14, 2021 | Popular-Science
carrion resigned as Bronx borough president to join the Obama administration in Washington.The NYC Mayor’s Race is Tomorrow, Here’s What to Look Out For | Ben Jacobs | November 4, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
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She had similar fears when 2010 Biennial curators Bonami and Gary carrion-Murayari came calling last year.
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There are poets and writers who see naught in war but carrion, filth, savagery and horror.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I | Ian Hamilton
As he advanced, three crows flew, coming from some carrion spoil they had found within.God Wills It! | William Stearns Davis
Over in the field a flock of crows and kites were wheeling,—some carrion,—but Mary did not go near.God Wills It! | William Stearns Davis
But there poured upon him an overpowering smell of carrion; putrefying lambs, chamois, and birds lay here torn to pieces.Rudy and Babette | Hans Christian Andersen
On the extreme summit of a feather-pine, the carrion crows croaked and rocked in the soft breeze.Menotah | Ernest G. Henham
British Dictionary definitions for carrion
dead and rotting flesh
(modifier) eating carrion: carrion beetles
something rotten or repulsive
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