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condor

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noun con·dor \ˈkän-dər, -ˌdȯr\

Simple Definition of condor

  • : a very large black bird from South America or a related bird from North America

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of condor

  1. 1 a :  a very large American vulture (Vultur gryphus) of the high Andes having the head and neck bare and the plumage dull black with a downy white neck ruff and white patches on the wings —called also Andean condor b :  california condor

  2. 2 plural condors or condores play \kən-ˈdȯr-ˌās\ :  a coin (as the centesimo of Chile) bearing the picture of a condor

Origin of condor

Spanish cóndor, from Quechua kuntur


First Known Use: 1604

Rhymes with condor


CONDOR Defined for Kids

condor

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noun con·dor \ˈkän-dər, -ˌdȯr\

Definition of condor for Students

  1. :  a very large American vulture having a bare head and neck and a frill of feathers on the neck




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