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black vulture

n.
A vulture (Coragyps atratus) of the eastern United States, Mexico, and Central and South America, having black plumage and a bald black head.

black′ vul′ture


n.
a common New World vulture, Coragyps atratus, having a bald black head and black plumage.
[1785–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.black vulture - American vulture smaller than the turkey buzzardblack vulture - American vulture smaller than the turkey buzzard
cathartid, New World vulture - large birds of prey superficially similar to Old World vultures
Coragyps, genus Coragyps - a genus of Cathartidae
2.black vulture - of southern Eurasia and northern Africablack vulture - of southern Eurasia and northern Africa
Old World vulture - any of several large vultures of Africa and Eurasia
Aegypius, genus Aegypius - a genus of Accipitridae
Translations
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