California condor

Cal·​i·​for·​nia condor | \ ˌka-lə-ˈfȯr-nyə- How to pronounce California condor (audio) \

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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California condor

First Known Use of California condor

1853, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for California condor

California, state of U.S.

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“California condor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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