Definition of raptorious in English:

raptorious

adjective

Zoology
rare
  • Raptorial.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in George Samouelle (d. 1846). From scientific Latin raptorius (1803 as a specific name; already in post-classical Latin in sense ‘useful for dragging’; from classical Latin rapt-, past participial stem of rapere to seize + -ōrius) + -ous, after raptor.

Pronunciation

raptorious

/rapˈtɔːrɪəs/