lammergeier

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noun lam·mer·gei·er \ˈla-mər-ˌgī(-ə)r\
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lammergeyer

Definition of lammergeier

  1. :  a large Old World vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) that occurs in mountain regions and in flight resembles a huge falcon

Origin and Etymology of lammergeier

German Lämmergeier, from Lämmer lambs + Geier vulture


First Known Use: 1817


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