bloodsucker

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Bloodsucker \Blood"suck'er\, noun

1. (Zool.) Any animal that sucks blood; esp., the leech ({Hirudo medicinalis}), and related species.

2. One who sheds blood; a cruel, bloodthirsty man; one guilty of bloodshed; a murderer. [Obs.] --Shak.

3. A hard and exacting master, landlord, or money lender; an extortioner.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

bloodsucker

noun

1: carnivorous or bloodsucking aquatic or terrestrial worms typically having a sucker at each end [syn: {leech}, {bloodsucker}, {hirudinean}]


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