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scavenger

noun [C] uk   /ˈskæv.ɪn.dʒər/ us    /-dʒɚ/
a bird or animal that feeds on dead animals that it has not killed itself
Translations of “scavenger”
in Chinese (Traditional) 食腐動物…
in Chinese (Simplified) 食腐动物…
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