raptor

noun rap·tor \ ˈrap-tər , -ˌtȯr \
Updated on: 17 Feb 2018

Definition of raptor

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[New Latin -raptor (as in velociraptor)]
: a usually small-to-medium-sized predatory dinosaur (such as a velociraptor or deinonychus)

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Origin and Etymology of raptor

New Latin Raptores, former order name, from Latin, plural of raptor plunderer, from rapere


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raptor

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Definition of raptor for English Language Learners

  • : a bird (such as an eagle or hawk) that kills and eats other animals for food

  • : a small or medium-sized dinosaur that ate other animals


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noun rap·tor \ ˈrap-tər \

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