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Griffon vulture

EtymologyEdit

From Anglo-Norman vultur, from Old French voutoir, voutre, from Latin vultur, voltur.

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NounEdit

vulture (plural vultures)

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

VerbEdit

vulture (third-person singular simple present vultures, present participle vulturing, simple past and past participle vultured)

  1. (figuratively, colloquial) To circle around one's target as if one were a vulture.
    Rudy vultured when asking the girl out.

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NounEdit

vulture

  1. ablative singular of vultur