- a violent preying or plundering; rapine
- anything captured; prey or plunder
Origin: Middle English ravine from OFr: see raven
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- Voracity; rapaciousness.
- Something taken as prey.
- The act or practice of preying.
Origin: Middle English ravin, raven, from Old French ravine, rapine, from Latin rapīna, from rapere, to seize; see rep- in Indo-European roots.