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vulturine

[vuhl-chuh-rahyn, -cher-in]
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adjective
  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of a vulture.
  2. resembling a vulture, especially in rapacious or predatory qualities: a vulturine critic.
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Also vul·tur·ous [vuhl-cher-uh s] /ˈvʌl tʃər əs/.

Origin of vulturine

From the Latin word vulturīnus, dating back to 1640–50. See vulture, -ine1
Related formsun·vul·tur·ine, adjectiveun·vul·tur·ous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for vulturine

vulturine

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or resembling a vulture
  2. Also: vulturous rapacious, predatory, or greedy
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