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har·py / ˈhärpē/ • n. (pl. -pies) Greek and Roman Mythol. a rapacious monster described as having a woman's head and body and a bird's wings and claws or depicted as a bird of prey with a woman's face. ∎  a grasping, unscrupulous woman.

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harpy in Greek and Roman mythology, a rapacious monster described as having a woman's head and body and a bird's wings and claws or (as in Virgil's Aeneid) depicted as a bird of prey with a woman's face; in extended usage, a grasping unscrupulous woman.

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harpy fabulous monster half woman half bird; also transf. XVI. — (O)F. harpie or its source L. harpȳia, pl. -iæ — Gr. hárpūiai ‘snatchers’, rel. to harpázein seize.

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Harpy (in Greek mythology)

Harpy, in Greek mythology, winged women with sharp claws who snatched food, objects, or people.

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harpy (in zoology)

harpy or harpy eagle: see eagle.

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