[ jeer-ee-guhl ]
/ ˈdʒɪərˌi gəl /
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
Words nearby gier-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