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 gh?-, variant, variety of gh?- 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 . Also called ossifrage .
Origin of lammergeierGerman Lämmergeier Lämmer 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”).