from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Subsisting by seizing prey; predatory.
- adj. Adapted for the seizing of prey.
- adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of birds of prey.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Like or resembling a raptor.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Rapacious; living upon prey; -- said especially of certain birds.
- adj. Adapted for seizing prey; -- said of the legs, claws, etc., of insects, birds, and other animals.
- adj. Of or pertaining to the Raptores. See Illust. (f) of aves.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Rapacious; predatory; preying upon animals; of or pertaining to the Raptores or Raptoria.
- Fitted for seizing and holding; prehensile: as, the raptorial beak or claws of birds; the raptorial palps of insects.
- n. A bird of prey; a member of the Raptores.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. relating to or characteristic of birds of prey
- adj. living by preying on other animals especially by catching living prey
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