bird of preynoun [ C ]uk /ˌbɜːd əv ˈpreɪ/ us /ˌbɝːd əv ˈpreɪ/ plural birds of prey
Examples from literature
- And the jackals and birds of prey came and passed the whole day eating it, until there was none left.
- It being now past midnight, the bird of prey went straight to roost.
- People also ate birds of prey, and only rejected those which fed on carrion.
- The Golden Eagle is California's noblest bird of prey.
- The carcass was there: and the birds of prey were gathered together.