a very large Old World vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) with grayish-black plumage streaked with white and a tuft of bristles over the nostrils and under the bill; bearded vulture
Origin of lammergeierGerman lämmergeier ; from lämmer, plural of lamm, lamb + geier, vulture, akin to gier, greed ; from Indo-European base an unverified form ghī-, variant, variety of ghē- from source gape
A large vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) found in mountainous regions of southern Europe, Asia, and Africa, having stiff feathers that extend below the beak to form a beard and, unlike other vultures, a feathered head. Also called bearded vulture, ossifrage.
Origin of lammergeierGerman L&adie;mmergeier : L&adie;mmer, genitive pl. of Lamm, lamb (from Middle High German lamp, from Old High German lamb) + Geier, vulture (from Middle High German gīr, from Old High German).
- A long-winged vulture, Gypaetus barbatus, found in southern Europe, Africa and India.
From German Lämmergeier, from Lämmer plural of Lamm (“lamb”) + Geier (“vulture”).