vulture

EnglishEdit

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Nubian vulture

EtymologyEdit

From Latin vultur, voltur.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

vulture (plural vultures)

  1. Any of several carrion-eating birds of the families Accipitridae and Cathartidae.
  2. (colloquial) A person who profits from the suffering of others.
    Within ten minutes of the accident, the vultures appeared and were organizing lawsuits.

SynonymsEdit

  • (a person profits from the suffering of others): vampire

Derived termsEdit

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LatinEdit

NounEdit

vulture

  1. ablative singular of vultur
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