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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Either of two New World vultures, Vultur gryphus of the Andes or Gymnogyps californianus, a nearly extinct vulture of the mountains of California, having a bare head and neck and dull black plumage containing variable amounts of white. With a wingspan of about 3 meters (10 feet), they are among the largest birds in the world.
  • noun A gold coin of some South American countries bearing the figure of one of these vultures.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A very large South American bird of prey, Sarcorhamphus gryphus, of the family Cathartidæ or American vultures, having the head and upper part of the neck naked and largely carunculate, an exposed ruff of downy white feathers round the neck, and the general plumage blackish, varied with much white in the wings.
  • noun A South American gold coin. That of Ecuador and Colombia is worth $9.647; that of Chili, $9.123.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) A very large bird of the Vulture family (Sarcorhamphus gryphus), found in the most elevated parts of the Andes.
  • noun (Zoöl.), Local, U. S. The California vulture (Gymnogyps californianus), also called California condor.
  • noun A gold coin of Chile, bearing the figure of a condor, and equal to twenty pesos. It contains 10.98356 grams of gold, and is equivalent to about $7.29. Called also colon.
  • noun A gold coin of Colombia equivalent to about $9.65. It is no longer coined.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Either of two New World vultures, Vultur gryphus of the Andes or Gymnogyps californianus, a nearly extinct vulture of the mountains of California.
  • noun A gold coin of some South American countries bearing the figure of one of these vultures.
  • noun An Argentinian short range ballistic missile.
  • noun golf In golf, four under par (quadruple birdie, triple eagle, or double albatross)

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the largest flying birds in the western hemisphere

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Spanish cóndor, from Quechua kuntur.]

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From Quechua kuntur, through Spanish cóndor

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