noun Etymology: Middle English vultur, from Anglo-French, from Latin Date: 14th century 1. any of various large birds (families Accipitridae and Cathartidae) that are related to the hawks, eagles, and falcons but have weaker claws and the head usually naked and that subsist chiefly or entirely on carrion 2. a rapacious or predatory person • vulturish adjective

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