noun brom·vo·el \ˈbrämˌfüəl\
variants: or



Definition of bromvoel



  1. :  a southern African hornbill (Bucorvus leadbeateri) of large size and more or less terrestrial habits —called also turkey buzzard

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

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 — more at fremitus, fowl

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up bromvoel? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


to help become familiar with something

Get Word of the Day daily email!