A griffon vulture.
- An example of a vulture is the New World turkey vulture.
- An example of a vulture is a person who constantly scams elderly people out of their money.
- any of a number of large birds of prey with a naked, usually brightly colored head and dark plumage, including the Old World vultures (family Accipitridae) and the New World vultures (family Cathartidae); esp., the New World turkey vulture: they feed chiefly or entirely on carrion and are found in tropical and temperate regions
- any greedy and ruthless person who preys on others
Origin of vultureMiddle English vultur ; from L, akin to vellere, to tear: see vulnerable
- Any of various large birds of prey characteristically having dark plumage and a featherless head and neck and generally feeding on carrion. Species found in the Americas are in the family Cathartidae, and those found in Eurasia and Africa are in the family Accipitridae.
- A person of a rapacious, predatory, or profiteering nature.
Origin of vultureMiddle English, from Old French voltour, from Latin vultur.