Gypaetus

noun Gy·pa·etus \jə̇ˈpāətəs\

Definition of Gypaetus

  1. :  a genus of Old World vultures consisting of the lammergeiers

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Origin and Etymology of gypaetus

New Latin, from Greek gyp-, gyps vulture + aetos eagle — more at aeto-


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