Definitions for vulturineˈvʌl tʃəˌraɪn, -tʃər ɪn; -tʃər əs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vul•tur•ineˈvʌl tʃəˌraɪn, -tʃər ɪn; -tʃər əs(adj.)

also vul•tur•ous

  1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a vulture.

    Category: Ornithology

  2. resembling a vulture, esp. in rapacious or predatory qualities.

Origin of vulturine:

1640–50; < L

Princeton's WordNet

  1. predatory, rapacious, raptorial, ravening, vulturine, vulturous(adj)

    living by preying on other animals especially by catching living prey

    "a predatory bird"; "the rapacious wolf"; "raptorial birds"; "ravening wolves"; "a vulturine taste for offal"


  1. vulturine(Adjective)

    Pertaining to vultures.

  2. vulturine(Adjective)


Webster Dictionary

  1. Vulturine(adj)

    of or pertaining to a vulture; resembling a vulture in qualities or looks; as, the vulturine sea eagle (Gypohierax Angolensis); vulturine rapacity


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