gier-eagle

[ jeer-ee-guhl ]
/ ˈdʒɪərˌi gəl /

noun

a bird, probably the Egyptian vulture, regarded as unclean. Leviticus 11:18; Deuteronomy 14:17.

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Origin of gier-eagle

First recorded in 1605–15; gier (from German Geier “vulture”) + eagle
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Example sentences from the Web for gier-eagle

  • The screams of a gier-eagle, startled from the withered pine tree on the summit, answered the scream of the mountain.

    Ulric the Jarl|William O. Stoddard