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turkey buzzard

noun
Origin of turkey buzzard
1665-1675
An Americanism dating back to 1665-75
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  • They chose Gah gah go wah, the turkey buzzard, to get the suits.

  • He look lack a turkey buzzard ez had lost his wing-feathers.

    Shawn of Skarrow James Tandy Ellis
  • The turkey buzzard saw them but thought they were small, dark clouds.

    Jean, Our Little Australian Cousin Mary F. Nixon-Roulet
  • It is unpalatable to those Europeans who have never eaten a turkey buzzard.

    Mogreb-el-Acksa R. B. Cunninghame Graham
  • But dere ain't a crow nor a turkey buzzard, dat ever crossed de dark corner, dat can hold a candle to her flyin'.

  • The turkey buzzard nests almost anywhere; he is not at all particular—on the ground, in a hollow stump, or tree.

    The Children's Book of Birds Olive Thorne Miller
  • Then Gah gah go wah, the turkey buzzard, gathered up the suits and flew back to the bird lodge.

  • Near relative to them are the turkey buzzard and carrion crow of our Southern States, besides some tropical species.

  • I have seen the turkey buzzard sailing the skies on the bitterest winter days.

    Winter

    Dallas Lore Sharp
  • Cows grazed in the river, and high above a turkey buzzard soared, gazing down to find death on the earth.

    The Shadow

    Mary White Ovington
British Dictionary definitions for turkey buzzard

turkey buzzard

noun
1.
a New World vulture, Cathartes aura, having a dark plumage and naked red head
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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