caroigne

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

See carrion.

Noun[edit]

caroigne

  1. (obsolete) Dead body; carrion.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Chaucer to this entry?)
    • The kirke shal haue my caroigne and kepe my bones. — Piers Plowman.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Vulgar Latin *cariona, from carō, carnis (flesh).

Noun[edit]

caroigne f (oblique plural caroignes, nominative singular caroigne, nominative plural caroignes)

  1. carrion

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