from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Voracity; rapaciousness.
- n. Something taken as prey.
- n. The act or practice of preying.
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- n. ravenous
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Ravenous.
- n. Food obtained by violence; plunder; prey; raven.
- v. See raven, v. t. & i.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See raven.
Middle English ravin, raven, from Old French ravine, rapine, from Latin rapīna, from rapere, to seize; see rep- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)