from The Century Dictionary.
- noun 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
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- noun a New World vulture that is common in South America and Central America and the southern United States
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