harpy definition

  • noun:
    • a wonderful winged beast, ravenous and filthy, having the face of a woman as well as the body of a vulture.
    • A shrewish girl.
    • person who is rapacious or ravenous; an extortioner.
    • The European moor buzzard or marsh harrier (Circus aeruginosus).
    • A large and powerful double-crested, short-winged American eagle (Thrasaetus harpyia).

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