from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Dead and decaying flesh.
- adj. Of or similar to dead and decaying flesh.
- adj. Feeding on such flesh.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Dead flesh; carcasses.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The dead and putrefying body or flesh of an animal; flesh so corrupted as to be unfit for food.
- n. A contemptible or worthless person; -- a term of reproach.
- adj. Of or pertaining to dead and putrefying carcasses; feeding on carrion.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A dead body; a corpse; a carcass; flesh.
- n. A mere carcass: used of a living person, as a term of contempt.
- n. The dead and putrefying body or flesh of animals; flesh so corrupted as to be unfit for food.
- Dead and putrefying, as a carcass.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the dead and rotting body of an animal; unfit for human food
Middle English careine, from Anglo-Norman, from Vulgar Latin *carōnia, from Latin carō, flesh; see sker-1 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)