from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A large predatory bird (Gypaetus barbatus) of the vulture family, ranging from the mountainous regions of southern Europe to China and having a wide wingspan and black plumage. Also called bearded vulture, ossifrage.
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- n. A long-winged vulture, Gypaetus barbatus, found in southern Europe, Africa and India.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A very large diurnal bird of prey, the so-called bearded vulture or griffin of the Alps, Gypaëtus barbatus, of the family Falconidæ, or placed in a separate family Gypaëtidæ (which see).
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- n. the largest Eurasian bird of prey; having black feathers hanging around the bill
German Lämmergeier : Lämmer, genitive pl. of Lamm, lamb (from Middle High German lamp, from Old High German lamb) + Geier, vulture (from Middle High German gīr, from Old High German).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From German Lämmergeier, from Lämmer plural of Lamm ("lamb") + Geier ("vulture"). (Wiktionary)