carrion carrion  /ˈkɛ ri ən/


  • (n) the dead and rotting body of an animal; unfit for human food


  1. The image presaged no celebration: a child barely alive, a vulture so eager for carrion.
  2. Its smell would therefore serve the purpose of attracting carrion-eating insects, carrying pollen on their legs.
  3. At the end of the book, from her hospital window, Miss Batchelor sees the wheeling carrion birds of a Parsi tower of silence.


  1. Defying the odds: Despite having two surgeries, Rey Carrion shows determination in his comeback

    Lorain’s Rey Carrion has defied all odds. Carrion, a second-year catcher on the Lorain County Ironmen, has taken one of the most unique paths of any player calling The Pipe Yard their home.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Morning Journal

  2. Eye On Politics: Adolfo Carrion Jr. Calls For ‘Mayor From The Outer Boroughs’

    Adolfo Carrion, Jr. is a former Bronx Borough President and current independent hopeful for mayor of New York City.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: CBS New York

  3. Mayoral hopefuls attending Staten Island civic association's forum Monday night

    Sal Albanese, Adolfo Carrion, Joe Lhota, John Liu, George T. McDonald and Anthony Weiner have all confirmed that they will be at the event.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Staten Island Advance

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