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con·dor

 (kŏn′dôr′, -dər)
n.
1. Either of two New World vultures, Vultur gryphus of the Andes or Gymnogyps californianus, a nearly extinct vulture of the mountains of California, having a bare head and neck and dull black plumage containing variable amounts of white. With a wingspan of about 3 meters (10 feet), they are among the largest birds in the world.
2. A gold coin of some South American countries bearing the figure of one of these vultures.

[Spanish cóndor, from Quechua kuntur.]

condor

(ˈkɒndɔː)
n
(Animals) either of two very large rare New World vultures, Vultur gryphus (Andean condor), which has black plumage with white around the neck, and Gymnogyps californianus (California condor), which is similar but nearly extinct
[C17: from Spanish cóndor, from Quechuan kuntur]

con•dor

(ˈkɒn dər, -dɔr)

n., pl. con•dors for 1; condors, con•do•res (kənˈdɔr eɪs) for 2.
1. a New World vulture, Gymnogyps californianus (California condor) now extinct in the wild, or Vultur gryphus (Andean condor): the largest flying bird in the Western Hemisphere.
2. a former gold coin of Chile or Ecuador bearing the figure of a condor.
[1595–1605; < Sp < American Spanish < Quechua kuntur]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.condor - the largest flying birds in the western hemispherecondor - the largest flying birds in the western hemisphere
cathartid, New World vulture - large birds of prey superficially similar to Old World vultures
Andean condor, Vultur gryphus - large vulture of the high Andes having black plumage and white neck ruff
California condor, Gymnogyps californianus - North American condor; chiefly dull black; almost extinct
Translations

condor

[ˈkɒndɔːʳ] Ncóndor m

condor

[ˈkɒndɔːr] n (= bird) → condor m

condor

nKondor m
References in classic literature ?
The condors flew around them in wide circles, their flight growing gradually closer and closer to the balloon.
But the condors mounted with him, apparently determined not to part company.
Frightened by the report, the condors drew back for a moment, but they almost instantly returned to the charge with extreme fury.
Mimes, in the form of God on high, Mutter and mumble low, And hither and thither fly - Mere puppets they, who come and go At bidding of vast formless things That shift the scenery to and fro, Flapping from out their Condor wings Invisible Wo !
The Lady Moon is my lover, My friends are the oceans four, The heavens have roofed me over, And the dawn is my golden door I would liefer follow the condor Or the seagull, soaring from ken, Than bury my godhead yonder In the dust of the whirl of men.
The condor lays a couple of eggs and the ostrich a score, and yet in the same country the condor may be the more numerous of the two: the Fulmar petrel lays but one egg, yet it is believed to be the most numerous bird in the world.
In this list may be included four species of the Caracara or Polyborus, the Turkey buzzard, the Gallinazo, and the Condor.
I have now mentioned all the carrion-feeders, excepting the condor, an account of which will be more appropriately introduced when we visit a country more congenial to its habits than the plains of La Plata.
Indeed, whatever being uttered that fearful shriek could not soon repeat it: not the widest-winged condor on the Andes could, twice in succession, send out such a yell from the cloud shrouding his eyrie.
I've shaped a course for Pulo Condor, sir," he said.
Action sequences in movies like "Action in the North Atlantic" and "Passage to Marseille," both starring Humphrey Bogart, made use of actual war footage of Condors or accurate models of the aircraft to give movie audiences a taste of what their men in service were fighting against.
The Condor Trail is actually a popular and vital flyway for populations of wild California condors congregating between Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge northeast of Fillmore in the Sespe Wilderness and Ventana Wilderness up in Big Sur.