turkey vulture


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turkey vulture

n.
A widespread vulture (Cathartes aura) found throughout the Americas, having dark plumage and a bare red head and neck similar to that of the turkey. Also called turkey buzzard.

tur′key vul`ture


n.
a blackish brown New World vulture, Cathartes aura, with a bare, wrinkled red head and neck. Also called tur′key buz`zard.
[1815–25, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.turkey vulture - a New World vulture that is common in South America and Central America and the southern United Statesturkey vulture - 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
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