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lammergeier

or lam路mer路gey路er, lam路mer路geir

[ lam-er-gahy-er, -gahyuhr ]
/ 藞l忙m 蓹r藢ga瑟 蓹r, -藢ga瑟r /
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noun
the largest Eurasian bird of prey, Gypa毛tus barbatus, ranging in the mountains from southern Europe to China, having a wingspread of 9 to 10 feet (2.7 to 3 meters) and black feathers hanging from below the bill like a mustache.
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Also called bearded vulture.

Origin of lammergeier

1810鈥20; <German L盲mmergeier literally, lambs' vulture (from its preying on lambs), equivalent to L盲mmer, plural of Lammlamb + Geier vulture (cognate with Dutch gier)

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British Dictionary definitions for lammergeier

lammergeier

lammergeyer

/ (藞l忙m蓹藢伞a瑟蓹) /

noun
a rare vulture, Gypaetus barbatus, of S Europe, Africa, and Asia, with dark wings, a pale breast, and black feathers around the bill: family Accipitridae (hawks)Also called: bearded vulture (archaic): ossifrage

Word Origin for lammergeier

C19: from German L盲mmergeier, from L盲mmer lambs + Geier vulture
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