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1. harpy, hellcat, vixen

a malicious woman with a fierce temper

2. harpy

(Greek mythology) vicious winged monster; often depicted as a bird with the head of a woman

3. harpy, harpy bat, tube-nosed bat, tube-nosed fruit bat

any of various fruit bats of the genus Nyctimene distinguished by nostrils drawn out into diverging tubes

4. harpia harpyja, harpy, harpy eagle

large black-and-white crested eagle of tropical America

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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noun plural -pies
a cruel grasping woman
noun plural -pies
Greek mythology
a ravenous creature with a woman's head and trunk and a bird's wings and claws

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nounWord forms: plural ˈharpies
1.  [H-]; Greek Mythology
any of several hideous, filthy, rapacious winged monsters with the head and trunk of a woman and the tail, legs, and talons of a bird
a relentless, greedy, or grasping person
a shrewish woman
harpy eagle

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n. pl. Har·pies
1. Greek Mythology One of several loathsome, voracious monsters with the head and trunk of a woman and the tail, wings, and talons of a bird.
2. harpy A predatory person.
3. harpy A shrewish woman.

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