condor

noun
con·​dor | \ ˈkän-dər How to pronounce condor (audio) , -ˌdȯr How to pronounce condor (audio) \

Definition of condor

1a : a very large American vulture (Vultur gryphus) of the high Andes having the head and neck bare and the plumage dull black with a downy white neck ruff and white patches on the wings

called also Andean condor

2 plural condors or condores\ kən-​ˈdȯr-​ˌās How to pronounce condores (audio)\ : a coin (such as the centesimo of Chile) bearing the picture of a condor

First Known Use of condor

1604, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for condor

Spanish cóndor, from Quechua kuntur

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The first known use of condor was in 1604

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condor

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English Language Learners Definition of condor

: a very large black bird from South America or a related bird from North America

condor

noun
con·​dor | \ ˈkän-dər How to pronounce condor (audio) , -ˌdȯr\

Kids Definition of condor

: a very large American vulture having a bare head and neck and a frill of feathers on the neck

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