California condor

noun Cal·i·for·nia condor \ ˌka-lə-ˈfȯr-nyə- \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of California condor

: a large nearly extinct vulture (Gymnogyps californianus) found most recently in the mountains of southern California that is related to the condor of South America

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Origin and Etymology of california condor

California, state of U.S.


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