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vulture (n.)

late 14c., from Anglo-French vultur, Old French voutoir, voutre (Modern French vautour), from Latin vultur, earlier voltur, perhaps related to vellere "to pluck, to tear" (see svelte). Figurative sense is recorded from 1580s. Related: Vulturine; vulturous.

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Definitions of vulture

vulture (n.)
any of various large diurnal birds of prey having naked heads and weak claws and feeding chiefly on carrion;
vulture (n.)
someone who attacks in search of booty;
Synonyms: marauder / predator / piranha
From wordnet.princeton.edu