condor

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noun con·dor \ˈkän-dər, -ˌdȯr\

Definition of condor

  1. 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 condorb :  california condor

  2. 2 plural condors or condoresplay \kən-ˈdȯr-ˌās\ :  a coin (such as the centesimo of Chile) bearing the picture of a condor

Origin and Etymology of condor

Spanish cóndor, from Quechua kuntur


First Known Use: 1604


CONDOR Defined for English Language Learners

condor

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noun con·dor \ˈkän-dər, -ˌdȯr\

Definition of condor for English Language Learners

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


CONDOR Defined for Kids

condor

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noun con·dor \ˈkän-dər, -ˌdȯr\

Definition of condor for Students

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



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