bird of prey

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Definition of bird of prey

: a carnivorous bird (such as a hawk, falcon, or vulture) that feeds wholly or chiefly on meat taken by hunting or on carrion

First Known Use of bird of prey

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bird of prey was in the 14th century

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English Language Learners Definition of bird of prey

: a bird that hunts and eats other animals

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plural birds of prey

Kids Definition of bird of prey

: a bird (as an owl) that feeds almost entirely on meat it hunts

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