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condor

[ kon-der, -dawr ]
/ ˈkɒn dər, -dɔr /
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noun

either of two large, New World vultures of the family Cathartidae,Gymnogyps californianus(California condor ) or Vultur gryphus(Andean condor ), the largest flying birds in the Western Hemisphere: the California condor is almost extinct; the Andean condor is greatly reduced in number and rare in many areas.
a former coin of Chile equal to 10 pesos.
a former coin of Ecuador equal to 10 sucres.

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Origin of condor

1595–1605; <Spanish <American Spanish <Quechua kuntur
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British Dictionary definitions for condor

condor
/ (ˈkɒndɔː) /

noun

either of two very large rare New World vultures, Vultur gryphus (Andean condor), which has black plumage with white around the neck, and Gymnogyps californianus (California condor), which is similar but nearly extinct

Word Origin for condor

C17: from Spanish cóndor, from Quechuan kuntur
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