Examples from the Web for carrion
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|DAILY BEAST
They come over to the East Coast in hordes in the autumn, mostly from Russia, where they also interbreed with the carrion crow.Through East Anglia in a Motor Car|J. E. (James Edmund) Vincent
"You may keep the carrion," said the French general flippantly, as he handed the relic to the Grand Master, minus the ring.The Story of Malta|Maturin M. Ballou
He tumbled over a shape furry and violent that smelled of fish and carrion.West Of The Sun|Edgar Pangborn
Disturbed for a moment they rose lazily, and circling about the spot settled again to their carrion feast.Due West|Maturin Murray Ballou
We likewise killed two or three civet cats; but their flesh is the worst of carrion.
British Dictionary definitions for carrion
Word Origin for carrion
Word Origin and History for carrion
early 13c., carione, from Anglo-French carogne (Old North French caroigne; Old French charogne, 12c., "carrion, corpse," Modern French charogne), from Vulgar Latin *caronia "carcass" (source of Italian carogna, Spanish carroña "carrion"), from Latin caro "meat" (see carnage).