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 (kŏn′dôr′, -dər)
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.]


(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]


(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


[ˈkɒndɔːʳ] Ncóndor m


[ˈkɒndɔːr] n (= bird) → condor m


nKondor m
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Heading west, we watched the Colorado River slice through the canyon, as six Californian Condors circled serenely overhead.

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