condor[kän′dər, -dôr; for 3, Sp kō̂n′dō̂r′]
condor definition by Webster's New World
- a very large vulture (Vultur gryphus) of the South American Andes, with black plumage, bare head and neck, and a ruff of downy white feathers at the base of the neck
- a similar vulture (Gymnogyps californianus) of the mountains of S Calif.: it is an endangered species
- pl. condores any of various South American coins stamped with the figure of a condor
Origin: Spanish cóndor ; from Quechuan cuntur
condor definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Either of two New World vultures, Vultur gryphus of the Andes or Gymnogyps californianus, a nearly extinct vulture of the mountains of California, having a bare head and neck and dull black plumage containing variable amounts of white. With a wingspan of about three meters (ten feet), they are the largest birds in the Western Hemisphere.
- A gold coin of some South American countries bearing the figure of one of these vultures.
Origin: Spanish cóndor, from Quechua cuntur.
condor - Investment & Finance Definition
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