Buzzard

Definition of Buzzard

Buz´zard   Pronunciation: bŭz´zẽrd
n.1.
1.(Zool.) A bird of prey of the Hawk family, belonging to the genus Buteo and related genera.
2.(Zool.) In the United States, a term used for the turkey vulture (Cathartes aura), and sometimes indiscriminately to any vulture.
Bald buzzard
the fishhawk or osprey. See Fishhawk.
2.A blockhead; a dunce.
It is common, to a proverb, to call one who can not be taught, or who continues obstinately ignorant, a buzzard.
- Goldsmith.
a.1.Senseless; stupid.

Related Words

Cathartes, Cathartes aura, cathartid, genus Cathartes, New World vulture, turkey buzzard, turkey vulture
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