Definition of

Carcass

  1. (noun, animal) the dead body of an animal especially one slaughtered and dressed for food

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Synonyms of Carcass

carcase

Alternate forms of Carcass

Hypernyms: body, dead body

Origin of the word Carcass

  1. 1299, from Anglo-Norm. carcois, perhaps infl. by O.Fr. charcois and Anglo-L. carcosium "dead body," all of uncertain origin. Not used of humans after c.1750, except contemptuously. more

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