(Vul*pin"ic) a. (Chem.) Same as Vulpic.
(Vul"pin*ism) n. The quality of being cunning like the fox; craft; artfulness. [R.]
He was without guile, and had no vulpinism at all.Carlyle.
(Vul"pi*nite) n. [So called after Vulpino, in Italy.] (Min.) A scaly granular variety of anhydrite
of a grayish white color, used for ornamental purposes.
(Vul"tern) n. (Zoöl.) The brush turkey (Talegallus Lathami) of Australia. See Brush turkey.
(Vul"ture) n. [OE. vultur, L. vultur: cf. OF. voltour, F. vautour.] (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous
species of rapacious birds belonging to Vultur, Cathartes, Catharista, and various other genera of the
In most of the species the head and neck are naked or nearly so. They feed chiefly on carrion. The
condor, king vulture, turkey buzzard, and black vulture (Catharista atrata) are well known American species.
The griffin, lammergeir, and Pharaoh's chicken, or Egyptian vulture, are common Old World vultures.
(Vul"tur*ine) a. [L. vulturinus.] Of or pertaining to a vulture; resembling a vulture in qualities
or looks; as, the vulturine sea eagle (Gypohierax Angolensis); vulturine rapacity.
The vulturine nose, which smells nothing but corruption, is no credit to its possessor.C. Kingsley.
(Vul"tur*ish), a. Vulturous.
(Vul"tur*ism) n. The quality or state of being like a vulture; rapaciousness.
(Vul"tur*ous) a. Like a vulture; rapacious.
(Vul"va) n. [L. vulva, volva, from volvere to roll.]
1. (Anat.) The external parts of the female genital organs; sometimes, the opening between the projecting
parts of the external organs.
2. (Zoöl.) The orifice of the oviduct of an insect or other invertebrate.
(Vul"vi*form) a. [L. vulva, volva, a wrapper + -form.] (Bot.) Like a cleft with projecting edges.
(||Vul*vi"tis) n. [NL. See Vulva, and -itis.] (Med.) Inflammation of the vulva.
(Vul`vo-u"ter*ine) a. (Anat.) Pertaining both to the vulva and the uterus.
(Vul`vo*vag"i*nal) a. (Anat.) Pertaining both to the vulva and the vagina.
(Vyce) n. [Cf. Vise.] (Coopering) A kind of clamp with gimlet points for holding a barrel head
while the staves are being closed around it. Knight.
(Vy"ing) a. & n. from Vie. Vy"ing*ly, adv.