lammergeier
or lammergeyer noun Etymology: German Lämmergeier, from Lämmer lambs + Geier vulture Date: 1817 a large Old World vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) that occurs in mountain regions and in flight resembles a huge falcon

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  • lammergeier — or lammergeyer [lam′ər gī΄ər] n. [Ger lämmergeier < lämmer, pl. of lamm, LAMB + geier, vulture, akin to gier, greed < IE base * ghī , var. of ghē > GAPE] a very large Old World vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) with grayish black plumage… …   English World dictionary

  • Lämmergeier — Lämmergeier, s. Bartgeier …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Lämmergeier — Lämmergeier, s. Bartgeier …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Lämmergeier — Lämmergeier, s. Bartgeier [Abb. 172] …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Lämmergeier — Lämmergeier, Bartgeier, auch Geieradler, der größte und kühnste unter den europäischen Raubvögeln, welcher nur auf den höchsten Felsenspitzen horstet, der alles Aas verschmäht und wie ein Pfeil aus der Luft herabstürzt, um Gemsen, Schafe, Ziegen …   Damen Conversations Lexikon

  • lammergeier — (also lammergeyer) ► NOUN ▪ a long winged, long tailed vulture, noted for dropping bones to break them and get at the marrow. ORIGIN German, from Lämmer lambs + Geier vulture …   English terms dictionary

  • Lämmergeier — Bartgeier Bartgeier (Gypaetus barbatus) Systematik Ordnung: Greifvögel (Falconiformes) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • lammergeier — /lam euhr guy euhr, guyeur /, n. the largest Eurasian bird of prey, Gypaëtus barbatus, ranging in the mountains from southern Europe to China, having a wingspread of 9 to 10 ft. (2.7 to 3 m) and black feathers hanging from below the bill like a… …   Universalium

  • Lammergeier — 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[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lammergeier — [ laməˌgʌɪə] (also lammergeyer) noun a long winged, long tailed Old World vulture, noted for dropping bones to break them and get at the marrow. [Gypaetus barbatus.] Origin C19: from Ger. Lämmergeier, from Lämmer lambs + Geier vulture …   English new terms dictionary

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