California condor

California condor
noun Etymology: California, state of United States Date: 1855 a large nearly extinct vulture (Gymnogyps californianus) found most recently in the mountains of southern California that is related to the condor of South America

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • California condor — Condor Con dor (k[o^]n d[o^]r; in defs. 2 & 3, k[ o]n d[ o]r), n. [Sp. condor, fr. Peruvian cuntur.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A very large bird of the Vulture family ({Sarcorhamphus gryphus}), found in the most elevated parts of the Andes. [1913 Webster] 2 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • California condor — Cal i*for ni*a con dor (Zo[ o]l.) a large vulture ({Gymnogyps californianus}), also called {California vulture}. Note: In the late 20th century it is classed as an endangered species. The California condor used to number in the thousands and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • California Condor — Taxobox name = California Condor fossil range = Early Pleistocene to Recent status = CR status system = iucn3.1 status ref = trend = down image width = 250px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Incertae sedis (disputed)… …   Wikipedia

  • California condor — noun North American condor; chiefly dull black; almost extinct • Syn: ↑Gymnogyps californianus • Hypernyms: ↑condor * * * noun Usage: usually capitalized 1st C : a very large nearly extinct No. American vulture (Gymnogyps californianus) …   Useful english dictionary

  • California condor — kaliforninis kondoras statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Gymnogyps californianus; Vultur californianus angl. California condor vok. Kalifornischer Kondor, m rus. калифорнийский кондор, m pranc. condor de Californie, m ryšiai …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • California condor. — See under condor (def. 1). [1825 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • California condor — Cal′ifor′nia con′dor n. orn See under condor 1) • Etymology: 1825–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • California condor. — See under condor (def. 1). [1825 35] …   Useful english dictionary

  • California Condor — noun A North American New World vulture and the largest North American land bird. Scientific name Gymnogyps californianus …   Wiktionary

  • Condor (disambiguation) — Condor is the common name for two species of birds: Vultur gryphus (Vultur) the Andean condor Gymnogyps californianus (Gymnogyps), the California condor Condor may also refer to: Contents 1 Civil aviation 2 …   Wikipedia

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