- vulture:  The origins of Latin vultur ‘vulture’ are uncertain, although it may be related to Latin vellere ‘pluck, tear’. English acquired it not directly, but by way of its derived adjective vulturius, which produced the Old French noun voltour. This passed into English via Anglo- Norman vultur.
- vulture (n.)
- late 14c., from Anglo-French vultur, Old French voutoir, voutre (Modern French vautour), from Latin vultur, earlier voltur, perhaps related to vellere "to pluck, to tear" (see svelte). Figurative sense is recorded from 1580s. Related: Vulturine; vulturous.
- 1. The vulture extended his scrawny neck.
- 2. That vulture is capable of doing anything.
- 3. The Turkey Vulture could scent up to 10 miles.
- 4. Indeed , one species, the slender - billed vulture , numbers a mere 400.
- 5. This product becomes by a Laos red acid vulture.
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