from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See turkey vulture.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a black or nearly black buzzard (Cathartes aura), abundant in the Southern United States. It is so called because its naked and warty head and neck resemble those of a turkey. It is noted for its high and graceful flight. Called also turkey vulture.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An American vulture of the family Cathartidæ, the Cathartes aura, common and wide-spread through the greater part of North and South America: generally so called in the United States in distinction from the black vulture, or carrion-crow, of that country, Catharista atrata: more fully called red-headed turkey-buzzard.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a New World vulture that is common in South America and Central America and the southern United States
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