carrion

\ \ [13] Ultimately, carrion is a derivative of Latin carōflesh’ (source also of English carnal). This appears to have had a Vulgar Latin offshoot *carōnia, which entered English via Anglo-Norman caroine. At first it was used in English for ‘dead body’, but before the end of the 13th century the current sense ‘flesh unfit for human consumption’ had begun to establish itself.
\ \ Cf.CARNAL, CRONE

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