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vul·ture

vulture

 
pronunciation:
vuhl chr
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part of speech: noun
definition: a large bird that usually has dark feathers and a bald head and neck. There are many kinds of vulture. These birds are related to hawks and feed on dead animals.
 
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Vulture comes from a Latin word that means "to tear."
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