Definition of 'harpy'
- a malicious woman with a fierce temper
Synonyms: vixen hellcat
- (Greek mythology) vicious winged monster; often depicted as a bird with the head of a woman
- any of various fruit bats of the genus Nyctimene distinguished by nostrils drawn out into diverging tubes
Synonyms: harpy bat tube-nosed bat tube-nosed fruit bat
- large black-and-white crested eagle of tropical America
Synonyms: harpy eagle Harpia harpyja