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Definition 1: large black-and-white crested eagle of tropical America - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for harpy in the sense of this definition

(harpy is a kind of ...) any of various large keen-sighted diurnal birds of prey noted for their broad wings and strong soaring flight

(... is a member of harpy) a genus of Accipitridae

Definition 2: any of various fruit bats of the genus Nyctimene distinguished by nostrils drawn out into diverging tubes - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for harpy in the sense of this definition

(harpy is a kind of ...) large Old World bat of warm and tropical regions that feeds on fruit

(... is a member of harpy) East Indian fruit bats

Definition 3: a malicious woman with a fierce temper - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for harpy in the sense of this definition

(harpy is a kind of ...) a woman who is an unpleasant person

Definition 4: (Greek mythology) vicious winged monster; often depicted as a bird with the head of a woman - [noun denoting person]

(harpy is a kind of ...) a monster renowned in folklore and myth

(harpy belongs to category ...) the mythology of the ancient Greeks

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