Definition of Lammergeier

1. Noun. The largest Eurasian bird of prey; having black feathers hanging around the bill.




Definition of Lammergeier

1. Noun. A long-winged vulture, ''Gypaetus barbatus'', found in southern Europe, Africa and India. ¹

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Definition of Lammergeier

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Medical Definition of Lammergeier

1. A very large vulture (Gypaetus 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. Synonym: bearded vulture and bearded eagle. Origin: G. Lammergeier; lamm, pl. Lammer, lamb + geier vulture. Source: Websters Dictionary (27 Jun 1999)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lammergeier

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lamiter
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lammergeier (current term)
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lammers
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lamnunguia
lamoid

Literary usage of Lammergeier

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1. Chambers's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1901)
"... and the Himalayas, where it often soars high above the loftiest peaks. The lammergeier .... lammergeier ..."

2. The Poets of Ireland: A Biographical Dictionary with Bibliographical by David James O'Donoghue (1893)
"... THE lammergeier; an edition of Beaumont and Fletcher's plays, 1841; POEMS OF THE LATE GD, a memorial volume printed for private circulation, ..."

3. The Hunting Grounds of the Old World by H. A. L., H. A. L. (Henry Astbury Leveson) (1860)
"A lammergeier slain. — Glacier travelling. — Eternal snow. — Avalanches. — The lower summit at- tained. — Our exultation. — A description of the higher ..."

4. The Opening of Tibet: An Account of Lhasa and the Country and People of by Perceval Landon, Herbert James Walton, William Frederick Travers O'Connor, Francis Edward Younghusband (1905)
"The powers of flight of the lammergeier are truly superb, and it is a magnificent sight to see one circling, without an effort, around some precipitous ..."

5. Ṿayyiḳra = Leviticus by Marcus Moritz Kalisch (1872)
"The lammergeier is, in fact, neither remarkable for his instincts, nor for strength and courage ... In Spanish the lammergeier is also called "bone-breaker" ..."

6. Scripture Natural History by Henry Chichester Hart (1888)
"But the larger and handsomer sorts, as the! lammergeier ... The lammergeier is found from the Pyrenees and Alps eastwards to Tartary and the Altai Mountains ..."

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