adjective Date: 1647 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of vultures 2. rapacious, predatory <
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  • Vulturine — Vul tur*ine (?; 277), a. [L. vulturinus.] Of or pertaining to a vulture; resembling a vulture in qualities or looks; as, the vulturine sea eagle ({Gypohierax Angolensis}); vulturine rapacity. [1913 Webster] The vulturine nose, which smells… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vulturine — may refer to:* Vulturine Guineafowl, the largest and most spectacular of the guineafowl bird family * Vulturine Parrot, a Neotropical parrotee also* Vulture (disambiguation) …   Wikipedia

  • vulturine — index predatory, rapacious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • vulturine — [vul′chər īn΄, vul′chərin] adj. [L vulturinus < vultur: see VULTURE] of, characteristic of, or like a vulture or vultures; voracious …   English World dictionary

  • vulturine — /vul cheuh ruyn , cheuhr in/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a vulture. 2. resembling a vulture, esp. in rapacious or predatory qualities: a vulturine critic. Also, vulturous /vul cheuhr euhs/. [1640 50; < L vulturinus. See… …   Universalium

  • vulturine — adjective 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 • Syn: ↑predatory, ↑rapacious, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • vulturine — adjective a) Pertaining to vultures. b) Predaceous …   Wiktionary

  • vulturine — a. Rapacious, ravenous …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • vulturine — vul·tur·ine …   English syllables

  • vulturine — vul•tur•ine [[t]ˈvʌl tʃəˌraɪn, tʃər ɪn[/t]] also vul•tur•ous [[t] tʃər əs[/t]] adj. 1) orn of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a vulture 2) resembling a vulture, esp. in rapacious or predatory qualities • Etymology: 1640–50; < L …   From formal English to slang

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