Car"ri*on, a. Of or pertaining to dead and putrefying carcasses; feeding on carrion.
A prey for carrion kites.Shak.
(Zol.), any beetle that feeds habitually on dead animals; -- also called
sexton beetle and
burying beetle. There are many kinds, belonging mostly to the family Silphid. --
(Zol.), a South American bird of several species and genera (as Ibycter, Milvago, and Polyborus), which act as scavengers. See Caracara. --
Carrion crow, the common European crow (Corvus corone) which feeds on carrion, insects, fruits, and seeds.
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