What is another word for carrion?

Pronunciation: [kˈaɹi͡ən] (IPA)

Carrion is a word that refers to the decaying flesh of dead animals. However, there are several other words that can be used to refer to carrion. Some of these words include carcass, cadaver, remains, and offal. These words can be used to describe the same thing, but each has a slightly different connotation. Carcass, for example, suggests that the flesh is still somewhat intact, while cadaver implies that the remains are particularly gruesome or decomposed. Remains is a more neutral term, while offal is a bit more specific, referring to the internal organs and entrails of an animal. All of these words have their own uses and nuances, making them valuable synonyms for carrion.

Synonyms for Carrion:

What are the hypernyms for Carrion?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • Other hypernyms:

    rotting flesh, Dead animal remains, Putrefied animal flesh, decomposing organic matter.

What are the hyponyms for Carrion?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

Usage examples for Carrion

Only for one day more have they promised to follow my bidding, and keep the carrion crows from coming to Jarl's nest.
"Moonshine & Clover"
Laurence Housman
We have lost more than enough time over this carrion.
"The Luck of Gerard Ridgeley"
Bertram Mitford
"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

Famous quotes with Carrion

  • A dead cow or sheep lying in a pasture is recognized as carrion. The same sort of a carcass dressed and hung up in a butcher's stall passes as food.
    John Harvey Kellogg
  • Does wisdom perhaps appear on the earth as a raven which is inspired by the smell of carrion?
    Friedrich Nietzsche
  • More and more, as the organic world was observed, the vast multitude of petty animals, winged creatures, and "creeping things" was felt to be a strain upon the sacred narrative. More and more it became difficult to reconcile the dignity of the Almighty with his work in bringing each of these creatures before Adam to be named; or to reconcile the human limitations of Adam with his work in naming "every living creature"; or to reconcile the dimensions of Noah's ark with the space required for preserving all of them, and the food of all sorts necessary for their sustenance. ...Origen had dealt with it by suggesting that the cubit was six times greater than had been supposed. Bede explained Noah's ability to complete so large a vessel by supposing that he worked upon it during a hundred years; and, as to the provision of food taken into it, he declared that there was no need of a supply for more than one day, since God could throw the animals into a deep sleep or otherwise miraculously make one day's supply sufficient; he also lessened the strain on faith still more by diminishing the number of animals taken into the ark—supporting his view upon Augustine's theory of the later development of insects out of carrion.
    Bede
  • What on earth should we do if we had no matches to make, or mar; no "unfortunate attachments" to shake our heads over; no flirtations to speculate about and comment upon with knowing smiles; no engagements "on" or "off" to speak our minds about, nosing out every little circumstance, and ferreting out our game to their very hole, as if all their affairs, their hopes, trials, faults, or wrongs, were being transacted for our own private and peculiar entertainment! Of all forms of gossip — I speak of mere gossip, as distinguished from the carrion-crow and dunghill-fly system of scandal-mongering — this tittle-tattle about love-affairs is the most general, the most odious, and the most dangerous. Every one of us must have known within our own experience many an instance of dawning loves checked, unhappy loves made cruelly public, happy loves embittered, warm, honest loves turned cold, by this horrible system of gossiping about young or unmarried people...
    Dinah Craik
  • ONAELIA:You are like common beadles, apt to lash Almost to death poor wretches not worth striking, But fawn with slavish flattery on damned vices So great men act them. You clap hands at those, Where the true poet indeed doth scorn to gild A gaudy tomb with glory of his verse, Which coffins stinking carrion.
    Thomas Dekker (writer)

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