bearded vulture
Lammergeir Lam"mer*geir (l[a^]m"m[~e]r*g[imac]r), Lammergeier Lam"mer*gei`er, lammergeyer lam"mer*gey`er (l[a^]m"m[~e]r*g[imac]`[~e]r), n. [G. l["a]mmergeier; lamm, pl. l["a]mmer, lamb + geier vulture.] (Zo["o]l.) A very large vulture ({Gypa["e]tus barbatus}), which inhabits the mountains of Southern Europe, Asia, and Northern Africa. When full-grown it is nine or ten feet in extent of wings. It is brownish black above, with the under parts and neck rusty yellow; the forehead and crown white; the sides of the head and beard black. It feeds partly on carrion and partly on small animals, which it kills. It has the habit of carrying tortoises and marrow bones to a great height, and dropping them on stones to obtain the contents, and is therefore called {bonebreaker} and {ossifrage}. It is supposed to be the {ossifrage} of the Bible. Called also {bearded vulture} and {bearded eagle}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Bearded vulture — Bearded Beard ed, a. Having a beard. Bearded fellow. Shak. Bearded grain. Dryden. [1913 Webster] {Bearded vulture}, {Bearded eagle}. (Zo[ o]l.) See {Lammergeir}. {Bearded tortoise}. (Zo[ o]l.) See {Matamata}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bearded vulture — n. LAMMERGEIER …   English World dictionary

  • bearded vulture — avėdros statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Gypaetus angl. bearded vulture vok. Bartgeier, m rus. бородач, m; ягнятник, m pranc. gypaète barbu, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – vanaginiai siauresnis terminas – avėdra …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • bearded vulture — avėdra statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Gypaetus barbatus angl. bearded vulture vok. Bartgeier, m rus. бородач, m; ягнятник, m pranc. gypaète barbu, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – avėdros …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • bearded vulture — noun the largest Eurasian bird of prey; having black feathers hanging around the bill • Syn: ↑lammergeier, ↑lammergeyer, ↑Gypaetus barbatus • Hypernyms: ↑Old World vulture …   Useful english dictionary

  • bearded vulture — lammergeier. * * * …   Universalium

  • bearded vulture — noun The lammergeyer …   Wiktionary

  • bearded vulture — noun another term for lammergeier …   English new terms dictionary

  • bearded vulture — beard′ed vul′ture n. orn lammergeier …   From formal English to slang

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