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BUZZARD

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does buzzard mean? 

BUZZARD (noun)
  The noun BUZZARD has 2 senses:

1. a New World vulture that is common in South America and Central America and the southern United States
2. the common European short-winged hawk

  Familiarity information: BUZZARD used as a noun is rare.


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BUZZARD (noun)


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Meaning:

A New World vulture that is common in South America and Central America and the southern United States

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

buzzard; Cathartes aura; turkey buzzard; turkey vulture

Hypernyms ("buzzard" is a kind of...):

cathartid; New World vulture (large birds of prey superficially similar to Old World vultures)

Holonyms ("buzzard" is a member of...):

Cathartes; genus Cathartes (type genus of the Cathartidae: turkey vultures)


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Meaning:

The common European short-winged hawk

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

Buteo buteo; buzzard

Hypernyms ("buzzard" is a kind of...):

hawk (diurnal bird of prey typically having short rounded wings and a long tail)

Holonyms ("buzzard" is a member of...):

Buteo; genus Buteo (broad-winged soaring hawks)


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