[jeer-ee-guh l]


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

Origin of gier-eagle

1611; gier (< German Geier vulture) + eagle Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for gier-eagle

Historical Examples of 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