from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or relating to prey; plundering; predatory.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to prey; plundering; predatory.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Plundering; pillaging; predatory.


Latin praeda prey. (Wiktionary)


  • Their wing-feathers also have a peculiar downy softness, so that they fly without the usual fluttering sounds that attend the flight of other birds, and are able to steal unawares upon their prey, and make their predal excursions without disturbing the general silence of the hour.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 22, August, 1859


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