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Definition of "vulture" []

  • Any of various large birds of prey of the New World family Cathartidae or of the Old World family Accipitridae, characteristically having dark plumage and a featherless head and neck and generally feeding on carrion. (noun)
  • A person of a rapacious, predatory, or profiteering nature. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "vulture" in a sentence
  • "They carry extra feed for some of the animals and leftover meat from a local butcher to stock what they call the vulture restaurant"
  • "I don't think being a vulture is a quality we should value in a President. neverobama"
  • "But Mitt Romney and Bain Capital were involved with what I call vulture capitalism."