lammergeier

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lam·mer·gei·er

also lam·mer·gey·er  (lăm′ər-gī′ər)
n.
A large vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) found in mountainous regions of southern Europe, Asia, and Africa, having stiff feathers that extend below the beak to form a beard and, unlike other vultures, a feathered head. Also called bearded vulture, ossifrage.

[German Lämmergeier : Lämmer, genitive pl. of Lamm, lamb (from Middle High German lamp, from Old High German lamb) + Geier, vulture (from Middle High German gīr, from Old High German).]

lammergeier

(ˈlæməˌɡaɪə) or

lammergeyer

n
(Animals) a rare vulture, Gypaetus barbatus, of S Europe, Africa, and Asia, with dark wings, a pale breast, and black feathers around the bill: family Accipitridae (hawks). Also called: bearded vulture or ossifrage (archaic)
[C19: from German Lämmergeier, from Lämmer lambs + Geier vulture]

lam•mer•gei•er

or lam•mer•gey•er or lam•mer•geir

(ˈlæm ərˌgaɪ ər, -ˌgaɪər)

n.
a large, eaglelike Eurasian vulture, Gypaëtus barbatus, with a tuft of bristlelike feathers below the bill.
[1810–20; < German Lämmergeier=Lämmer, pl. of Lamm lamb + Geier vulture]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lammergeier - the largest Eurasian bird of preylammergeier - the largest Eurasian bird of prey; having black feathers hanging around the bill
Old World vulture - any of several large vultures of Africa and Eurasia
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Lammergeyers flaunt their huge wings, black and vivid, over the enormity of space within the many ravines.
The muleteers sit draped in blankets and lammergeyers stalk the campsite squawking.