from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various carnivorous birds, such as eagles, hawks, and vultures, that hunt animals for food or feed on carrion.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A carnivorous bird that hunts for its food, especially one that preys on vertebrates.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun any of numerous carnivorous birds that hunt and kill other animals


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