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vulturine

[vuhl-chuh-rahyn, -cher-in] /ˈvʌl tʃəˌraɪn, -tʃər ɪn/
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-uh s] /ˈvʌl tʃər əs/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; < Latin vulturīnus. See vulture, -ine1
Related forms
unvulturine, adjective
unvulturous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for vulturine

vulturine

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