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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (2)

1. relating to or characteristic of birds of prey;
- Example: "raptorial claws and bill for seizing prey"

2. living by preying on other animals especially by catching living prey;
- Example: "a predatory bird"
- Example: "the rapacious wolf"
- Example: "raptorial birds"
- Example: "ravening wolves"
- Example: "a vulturine taste for offal"
[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 certain birds. (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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

raptorial 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