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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • lammergeyer — noun see lammergeier …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lammergeyer — noun /ˈlaməɡaɪə/ A rare, long winged vulture, Gypaetus barbatus, found in southern Europe, Africa and India …   Wiktionary

  • lammergeyer — lam·mer·gey·er …   English syllables

  • lammergeyer — /ˈlæməgaɪə/ (say lamuhguyuh) noun a large vulture, Gypaetus barbatus, of mountainous regions from southern Europe to China, which feeds on bone marrow obtained by smashing bones by dropping them from great heights; the largest European bird of… …   Australian English dictionary

  • lammergeyer — n. a large vulture, Gypaetus barbatus, with a very large wingspan (often of 3 m) and dark beardlike feathers on either side of its beak. Etymology: G Laumlmmergeier f. Laumlmmer lambs + Geier vulture …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lämmergeyer, der — Der Lämmergeyer, des s, plur. ut nom. sing. eine der größten Art Adler, welche in der Schweiz auf den höchsten Gipfeln der Alpen horstet, und den weidenden Schafen, Ziegen und Lämmern sehr nachstellet. Er scheint der Steinadler unserer Gegenden… …   Grammatisch-kritisches Wörterbuch der Hochdeutschen Mundart

  • DataObscura and Blue Oasis (record labels) — DataObscura and Blue Oasis are independent record labels owned by Anthony Kerby, based in London, Ontario. They release ambient contemporary electronic music, including drone based to gently rhythmic and melodic works. Quote DataObscura was… …   Wikipedia

  • List of the animals in the Bible — See main article Animals in the Bible. The following is a list of animals whose name appears in the Bible. Whenever required for the identification, the Hebrew name will be indicated, as well as the specific term used by Zoologists. This list… …   Wikipedia

  • Animals in the Bible — • The sacred books were composed by and for a people almost exclusively given to husbandry and pastoral life, hence in constant communication with nature Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Animals in the Bible     Anima …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Bearded Vulture — Conservation status …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”