turkey-vulture

turkey vulture

noun
a blackish-brown vulture, Cathartes aura, from the southern U.S. to South America, having a bare, wrinkled, red head and neck.
Also called turkey buzzard.


Origin:
1815–25, Americanism

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To turkey-vulture
WordNet
turkey vulture

noun
a New World vulture that is common in South America and Central America and the southern United States [syn: buzzard
WordNet® 3.0, © 2006 by Princeton University.
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;