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1. Any of various North American vultures, such as the turkey vulture.
2. Chiefly British A hawk of the genus Buteo, having broad wings and a broad tail.
3. An avaricious or otherwise unpleasant person.
[Middle English busard, hawk of the genus Buteo, from Old French, from Latin būteō.]
1. (Animals) any diurnal bird of prey of the genus Buteo, typically having broad wings and tail and a soaring flight: family Accipitridae (hawks, etc). Compare honey buzzard, turkey buzzard
2. a mean or cantankerous person
[C13: from Old French buisard, variant of buison buzzard, from Latin būteō hawk, falcon]
1. any of several broad-winged Old World hawks of the genus Buteo and allied genera, esp. B. buteo, of Eurasia.
2. any of several New World vultures, esp. the turkey vulture.
3. a cantankerous or grasping person.
[1250–1300; Middle English busard < Old French, variant of buisard, derivative of buis(on) buzzard (< Latin būteōnem, acc. of būteō; see buteo)]
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|Noun||1.||buzzard - a New World vulture that is common in South America and Central America and the southern United States|
|2.||buzzard - the common European short-winged hawk|
hawk - diurnal bird of prey typically having short rounded wings and a long tail