2. [syn: predatory, rapacious, raptorial, ravening, vulturine, vulturous]
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3 definitions retrieved:
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Raptorial \Rap*to"ri*al\ (r[a^]p*t[=o]"r[i^]*al), a. (Zool.)
(a) Rapacious; living upon prey; -- said especially of
(b) Adapted for seizing prey; -- said of the legs, claws,
etc., of insects, birds, and other animals.
(c) Of or pertaining to the Raptores. See Illust.
(f) of Aves.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: relating to or characteristic of birds of prey;
"raptorial claws and bill for seizing prey"
2: living by preying on other animals especially by catching
living prey; "a predatory bird"; "the rapacious wolf";
"raptorial birds"; "ravening wolves"; "a vulturine taste for
offal" [syn: predatory, rapacious, raptorial,
ravening, vulturine, vulturous]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
28 Moby Thesaurus words for "raptorial":
all-devouring, all-engulfing, bloodsucking, clawed, dentate,
digital, digitate, digitated, extortionate, fanged, fingered,
grabby, grasping, jawed, lupine, parasitic, predacious, predatory,
prehensile, rapacious, ravening, ravenous, sharkish, taloned,
toothed, vulturine, vulturous, wolfish