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buz·zard

 (bŭz′ərd)
n.
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.]

buzzard

(ˈbʌzəd)
n
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]

buz•zard

(ˈbʌz ərd)

n.
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)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.buzzard - a New World vulture that is common in South America and Central America and the southern United Statesbuzzard - a New World vulture that is common in South America and Central America and the southern United States
cathartid, New World vulture - large birds of prey superficially similar to Old World vultures
Cathartes, genus Cathartes - type genus of the Cathartidae: turkey vultures
2.buzzard - the common European short-winged hawkbuzzard - the common European short-winged hawk
hawk - diurnal bird of prey typically having short rounded wings and a long tail
Buteo, genus Buteo - broad-winged soaring hawks
Translations
buteo
ratonero común
músvákur
suopis
myszołów

buzzard

[ˈbʌzəd] N (Brit) → águila f ratonera (US) → buitre m, gallinazo m (LAm), zopilote m (CAm, Mex)

buzzard

[ˈbʌzərd] nbuse f

buzzard

nBussard m

buzzard

[ˈbʌzəd] npoiana
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