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bearded vultureLammergeir Lam"mer*geir, Lammergeier Lam"mer*gei`er, n. [G.
l["a]mmergeier; lamm, pl. l["a]mmer, lamb + geier vulture.]
A very large vulture (Gypa["e]tus barbatus), which inhabits
the mountains of Southern Europe, Asia, and Northern Africa.
When full-grown it is nine or ten feet in extent of wings. It
is brownish black above, with the under parts and neck rusty
yellow; the forehead and crown white; the sides of the head
and beard black. It feeds partly on carrion and partly on
small animals, which it kills. It has the habit of carrying
tortoises and marrow bones to a great height, and dropping
them on stones to obtain the contents, and is therefore
called bonebreaker and ossifrage. It is supposed to be
the ossifrage of the Bible. Called also bearded vulture
and bearded eagle. [Written also lammergeyer.] Eagle vultureEagle Ea"gle, n. [OE. egle, F. aigle, fr. L. aquila; prob.
named from its color, fr. aquilus dark-colored, brown; cf.
Lith. aklas blind. Cf. Aquiline.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) Any large, rapacious bird of the Falcon family,
esp. of the genera Aquila and Hali[ae]etus. The eagle
is remarkable for strength, size, graceful figure,
keenness of vision, and extraordinary flight. The most
noted species are the golden eagle (Aquila
chrysa["e]tus); the imperial eagle of Europe (A.
mogilnik or imperialis); the American bald eagle
(Hali[ae]etus leucocephalus); the European sea eagle
(H. albicilla); and the great harpy eagle (Thrasaetus
harpyia). The figure of the eagle, as the king of birds,
is commonly used as an heraldic emblem, and also for
standards and emblematic devices. See Bald eagle,
Harpy, and Golden eagle.
2. A gold coin of the United States, of the value of ten
3. (Astron.) A northern constellation, containing Altair, a
star of the first magnitude. See Aquila.
4. The figure of an eagle borne as an emblem on the standard
of the ancient Romans, or so used upon the seal or
standard of any people.
Though the Roman eagle shadow thee. --Tennyson.
Note: Some modern nations, as the United States, and France
under the Bonapartes, have adopted the eagle as their
national emblem. Russia, Austria, and Prussia have for
an emblem a double-headed eagle.
Bald eagle. See Bald eagle.
Bold eagle. See under Bold.
Double eagle, a gold coin of the United States worth twenty
Eagle hawk (Zo["o]l.), a large, crested, South American
hawk of the genus Morphnus.
Eagle owl (Zo["o]l.), any large owl of the genus Bubo,
and allied genera; as the American great horned owl (Bubo
Virginianus), and the allied European species (B.
maximus). See Horned owl.
Eagle ray (Zo["o]l.), any large species of ray of the genus
Myliobatis (esp. M. aquila).
Eagle vulture (Zo["o]l.), a large West African bid
(Gypohierax Angolensis), intermediate, in several
respects, between the eagles and vultures.
Meaning of Vulture from wikipedia
- A vulture
is a scavenging
bird of prey. The two types
are the New World vultures
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is an alias
used by several fictional supervillains appearing
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- The turkey vulture
(Cathartes aura), also known
in some North American regions
as the turkey buzzard
(or just buzzard), and in some areas
of the Caribbean...
- The bearded vulture
(Gypaetus barbatus), also known
as the lammergeier
(or lammergeyer) or ossifrage, is a bird of prey and the only member
of the genus...
- A vulture
is a scavenging
, etc., may also refer
to: "The Vulture
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by Franz Kafka
is a fictional international crime cartel
in the DC Comics
universe. VULTURE first appears
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- cinereous vulture
(Aegypius monachus) is a large raptorial
bird that is distributed through
much of Eurasia. It is also known
as the black vulture
, monk vulture...
- The griffon vulture
(Gyps fulvus) is a large
Old World vulture
in the bird of prey family
Accipitridae. It is also known
as the Eurasian
griffon. It is...
- Rüppell's vulture
or Rüppell's griffon vulture
(Gyps rueppelli) is a large vulture
that can be found throughout
the Sahel region
- The black vulture
(Coragyps atratus), also known
as the American black vulture
, is a bird in the New World vulture family whose range extends
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