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  • n. A bird referred to in the Bible as unclean (Lev. xi. 18 and Deut. xiv. 17), probably the Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A bird referred to in the Bible (Lev. xi. 18and Deut. xiv. 17) as unclean, probably the Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A bird mentioned in the authorized version of Leviticus xi. 18 (vulture in the revised version), supposed to be the Neophron percnopterus.

Etymologies

Compare Dutch gier vulture, German gier, and English gyrfalcon. (Wiktionary)

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