Definition of bromvoel
: a southern African hornbill (Bucorvus leadbeateri) of large size and more or less terrestrial habits —called also turkey buzzard
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Origin and Etymology of bromvoel
obsolete Afrikaans bromvogel (now bromvoël), from brom to grumble + vogel bird, from Middle Dutch vōghel; akin to Middle Dutch brimmen, bremmen to grumble, growl, Old High German brummen and to Old English fugol bird
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