vulturine

vulturine

[vuhl-chuh-rahyn, -cher-in]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a vulture.
2.
resembling a vulture, especially in rapacious or predatory qualities: a vulturine critic.
Also, vulturous [vuhl-cher-uhs] .


Origin:
1640–50; < Latin vulturīnus. See vulture, -ine1

unvulturine, adjective
unvulturous, adjective
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vulturine (ˈvʌltʃəˌraɪn)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or resembling a vulture
2.  Also: vulturous rapacious, predatory, or greedy

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