variants or bromvogel
plural -s
: a southern African hornbill (Bucorvus leadbeateri) of large size and more or less terrestrial habits

called also turkey buzzard

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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