Definition of vulture noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈvʌltʃə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈvʌltʃər//
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  1. 1 a large bird, usually without feathers on its head or neck, that eats the flesh of animals that are already dead vultures circling/wheeling overhead See related entries: Birds
  2. 2a person who hopes to gain from the troubles or sufferings of other people
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French vultur, from Latin vulturius.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: vulture

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