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vulture Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun any of various large diurnal birds of prey having naked heads and weak claws and feeding chiefly on carrion
  2. noun someone who attacks in search of booty
    predator; piranha; marauder.
WordNet

Vul"ture noun
Etymology
OE. vultur, L. vultur: cf. OF. voltour, F. vautour.
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous species of rapacious birds belonging to Vultur, Cathartes, Catharista, and various other genera of the family Vulturidæ. ✍ In most of the species the head and neck are naked or nearly so. They feed chiefly on carrion. The condor, king vulture, turkey buzzard, and black vulture (Catharista atrata) are well known American species. The griffin, lammergeir, and Pharaoh's chicken, or Egyptian vulture, are common Old World vultures.

Webster 1913


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