lammergeier

noun
lam·​mer·​gei·​er | \ ˈla-mər-ˌgī(-ə)r How to pronounce lammergeier (audio) \
variants: or lammergeyer
plural lammergeiers or lammergeyers

Definition of lammergeier

: a large Old World vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) that occurs in mountainous regions, has long black bristles at the base of the bill, and in flight resembles a very large falcon : bearded vulture

First Known Use of lammergeier

1822, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lammergeier

German Lämmergeier, from Lämmer lambs + Geier vulture

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“Lammergeier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lammergeier. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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