raptorial bird

noun
any of numerous carnivorous birds that hunt and kill other animals
Syn: ↑bird of prey, ↑raptor
Derivationally related forms: ↑raptorial (for: ↑raptor)
Hypernyms: ↑bird
Hyponyms:

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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