buzzard definition

  • noun:
    • some of different united states vultures, including the turkey vulture.
    • Chiefly British A hawk associated with the genus Buteo, having broad wings and an easy tail.
    • An avaricious or else unpleasant individual.
    • Any of several Old-World birds of prey with broad wings and a broad tail.
    • In united states, an over-all term for scavenging wild birds such as the American black colored vulture, also known as American black colored buzzard (Coragyps atratus), as well as the turkey vulture (Cathartes aura).
    • a curmudgeonly or cantankerous old-man.
    • A bird of prey of the Hawk household, from the genus Buteo and relevant genera.
    • In the United States, a phrase used for the turkey vulture (Cathartes aura), and often indiscriminately to virtually any vulture.
    • A blockhead; a dunce.
    • In ornithology: Any hawk regarding the genus Buteo or subfamily Buteoninæ. (See these terms.)
    • another hawk, perhaps not found in falconry, with a qualifying term to indicate the types: because, the moor-buzzard, Circus æruginosus, of Europe; the honey-buzzard, Pernis apivorus; the bald buzzard, the osprey, Pandion haliaëtus. An American vulture associated with family Cathartidæ; the turkey-buzzard, Cathartes aura. See cut-under Cathartes.
    • A blockhead; a dunce.
    • A coward.
    • A hawk that flies by night.
    • Compare buzzard-moth.
    • an innovative new World vulture that is typical in south usa and Central America as well as the south united states of america
    • the common European short-winged hawk
  • adjective:
    • Senseless; stupid.
  • others:
    • Senseless; stupid.

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