Carrion buzzard
Carrion Car"ri*on, a. Of or pertaining to dead and putrefying carcasses; feeding on carrion. [1913 Webster]

A prey for carrion kites. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Carrion beetle} (Zo["o]l.), 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[ae]}.

{Carrion buzzard} (Zo["o]l.), 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. [1913 Webster]


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  • Carrion — Car ri*on, a. Of or pertaining to dead and putrefying carcasses; feeding on carrion. [1913 Webster] A prey for carrion kites. Shak. [1913 Webster] {Carrion beetle} (Zo[ o]l.), any beetle that feeds habitually on dead animals; also called {sexton… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Carrion beetle — Carrion Car ri*on, a. Of or pertaining to dead and putrefying carcasses; feeding on carrion. [1913 Webster] A prey for carrion kites. Shak. [1913 Webster] {Carrion beetle} (Zo[ o]l.), any beetle that feeds habitually on dead animals; also called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Carrion crow — Carrion Car ri*on, a. Of or pertaining to dead and putrefying carcasses; feeding on carrion. [1913 Webster] A prey for carrion kites. Shak. [1913 Webster] {Carrion beetle} (Zo[ o]l.), any beetle that feeds habitually on dead animals; also called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • carrion crow — noun American vulture smaller than the turkey buzzard • Syn: ↑black vulture, ↑Coragyps atratus • Hypernyms: ↑New World vulture, ↑cathartid • Member Holonyms: ↑Coragyps, ↑genus …   Useful english dictionary

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