gier-eagle

noun
\ ˈgi(ə)r, ˈgī(ə)r, ˈji(ə)r + ¦- \

Definition of gier-eagle

: a bird pronounced unclean in ancient Jewish law and the pelican and the gier-eagle and the cormorant — Deuteronomy 14:17 (Authorized Version)

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.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for gier-eagle

Dutch gier vulture, from Middle Dutch; akin to Old High German gīr vulture, gīri greedy, Norwegian dialect gir desire, passion, Old English geonian to yawn

Learn More About gier-eagle

Dictionary Entries Near gier-eagle

Giemsa stain

gier-eagle

Gierek

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for gier-eagle

Cite this Entry

“Gier-eagle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gier-eagle. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Words Named After People

  • name tags
  • Namesake of the leotard, Jules Léotard had what profession?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!