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Meaning of RAPTORIAL

Pronunciation:  rap'towreeul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  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"
  2. [adj]  relating to or characteristic of birds of prey; "raptorial claws and bill for seizing prey"
 

RAPTORIAL is a 9 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: aggressive, predatory, rapacious, ravening, vulturine, vulturous
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Rap*to"ri*al\ (-r[i^]*al), a. (Zo["o]l.)
(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.

 

 

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