vulturine

adjective
vul·​tur·​ine | \ ˈvəl-chə-ˌrīn How to pronounce vulturine (audio) \

Definition of vulturine

1 : of, relating to, or characteristic of vultures
2 : rapacious, predatory vulturine legislators

First Known Use of vulturine

1647, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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