vul·​tur·​ous | \ ˈvəl-chə-rəs How to pronounce vulturous (audio) , ˈvəlch-rəs \

Definition of vulturous

: resembling a vulture especially in rapacity or scavenging habits

Examples of vulturous in a Sentence

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First Known Use of vulturous

1623, in the meaning defined above

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“Vulturous.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 13 December 2019.

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easily led, controlled, or managed

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