bearded vulture

noun

plural bearded vultures
: a large Old World vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) that occurs in mountainous regions and has long black bristles at the base of the bill : lammergeier

Examples of bearded vulture in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Its conservation efforts restore habitats and build awareness about and sympathy for endangered animals such as condors in California, southern mountain yellow legged frogs in the San Gabriel Mountains and bearded vultures in South Africa. Jeanette Marantos, Los Angeles Times, 1 June 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1750, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bearded vulture was in 1750

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“Bearded vulture.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bearded%20vulture. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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