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carrion

car·ri·on

carrion

 
pronunciation:
kae ri n
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition: dead and rotting flesh.
synonyms:
bones, carcass, remains
similar words:
corpse, decay, garbage, offal, refuse, rot
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: carrion-eating.
a carrion crow
synonyms:
scavenging
similar words:
carnivorous
definition 2: of or resembling carrion.
synonyms:
dead, decaying, decomposing, rotted, rotting
similar words:
refuse, worthless
Word Parts
The word carrion contains the following part:
carn, carni Latin root that means flesh, body