California condor

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noun Cal·i·for·nia condor \ˌka-lə-ˈfȯr-nyə-\

Definition of California condor

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of california condor

California, state of U.S.


First Known Use: 1853


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