What is another word for scavenger?

Pronunciation: [skˈavɪnd͡ʒə] (IPA)

Scavenger is a term used to describe an animal or person that feeds on dead or decaying matter. However, there are several other words that can be used interchangeably to refer to scavengers. Some commonly used synonyms are vulture, carrion eater, undertaker, buzzard, hyena, and ghoul. These words are used to describe creatures that have a natural affinity for dead and decaying matter. While scavengers may seem unsightly and dirty, they play a vital role in the ecosystem by helping to recycle decaying matter. No matter what term is used, it is clear that scavengers are essential for maintaining the balance of nature.

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Usage examples for Scavenger

Some among the tribe stared with immobile contempt, thinking Gral the scavenger was yet hungry.
"The Beginning"
Henry Hasse
A pelican's foot shell was transferred to his pocket, but nothing more; and growing quite low-spirited at last, for three reasons-his ill-luck, love, and the want of his breakfast-he turned at last, made for the cliffs, and came along close under the land, in and out among the rocks where the soft sand lay thick and smooth, past the hollows where the old boots and shoes were washed up in company with the other disjecta membra with which shore-dwellers insult the ocean, in the belief that the tide will play the part of scavenger and sweep everything away, a task that the sea mostly scorns.
"King of the Castle"
George Manville Fenn
But let us consider, it is certain that I shall be base in proposing to Christ that He should descend like a scavenger into my ditch; but if I wait till it is empty, I shall never be in a state to receive Him, for my bulkheads are not closed, and sins would filter through the fissures.
"En Route"
J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans

Famous quotes with Scavenger

  • Searching is half the fun: life is much more manageable when thought of as a scavenger hunt as opposed to a surprise party.
    Jimmy Buffett
  • The sea speaks a language polite people never repeat. It is a colossal scavenger slang and has no respect.
    Carl Sandburg

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