vulture-like

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vulture (ˈvʌltʃə)
 
n
1.  griffon See also lammergeier any of various very large diurnal birds of prey of the genera Neophron, Gyps, Gypaetus, etc, of Africa, Asia, and warm parts of Europe, typically having broad wings and soaring flight and feeding on carrion: family Accipitridae (hawks)
2.  condor See also turkey buzzard any similar bird of the family Cathartidae of North, Central, and South America
3.  a person or thing that preys greedily and ruthlessly on others, esp the helpless
 
[C14: from Old French voltour, from Latin vultur; perhaps related to Latin vellere to pluck, tear]
 
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