carrion (n.) Look up carrion at Dictionary.com
early 13c., carione, from Anglo-French carogne (Old North French caroigne; Old French charogne, 12c., "carrion, corpse," Modern French charogne), from Vulgar Latin *caronia "carcass" (source of Italian carogna, Spanish carroña "carrion"), from Latin caro "meat, flesh," originally "a piece of flesh," from PIE root *sker- (1) "to cut."