bromvoel

noun
brom·​vo·​el | \ ˈbrämˌfüəl \
variants: or bromvogel \ -​üḡəl \
plural -s

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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History and Etymology for 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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“Bromvoel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bromvoel. Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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