carrionnoun [ U ]uk /ˈkær.i.ən/ us /ˈker.i.ən/
Examples from literature
- Besides feeding on carrion, the condors will frequently attack young goats and lambs.
- He, the beast of prey, the vulture, was gorging on our carrion.
- It has been a much debated point with sportsmen and naturalists, whether the eye or the sense of smell guides the vulture to his feast of carrion.
- The breeze had veered suddenly and they found themselves again in the smell of carrion.
- The coyote has seen enough, for the man is alive, and not carrion.