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Definition of "lammergeier" [lammergeier]

  • 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. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "lammergeier" in a sentence
  • "Although 179 highland bird species have been recorded for the mountain, species recorded in the upper zones are few in number, although they include occasional lammergeier Gypaetus barbatus, mainly on the Shira ridge, hill chat Cercomela sordida, Hunter's cisticola Cisticola hunteri, and scarlet-tufted malachite sunbird Nectarinia johnstoni."
  • "Aeschylus was reputedly killed by a tortoise that a lammergeier had dropped on his head; the thought made me draw my head into my shoulder."
  • "The ecoregion also contains the last stronghold of the lammergeier (Gypaetus barbatus) in southern Africa."
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