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Buzzard vs. Vulture

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Buzzardnoun

Any of several Old World birds of prey of the genus Buteo with broad wings and a broad tail.

Vulturenoun

Any of several carrion-eating birds of the families Accipitridae and Cathartidae.

Buzzardnoun

(North America) Any scavenging bird such as the American black vulture (Coragyps atratus) or the turkey vulture (Cathartes aura).

Vulturenoun

A person who profits from the suffering of others.

‘Within ten minutes of the accident, the vultures appeared and were organizing lawsuits.’;

Buzzardnoun

In North America, a curmudgeonly or cantankerous man; an old person; a mean, greedy person.

Vultureverb

To circle around one's target as if one were a vulture.

‘Rudy vultured when asking the girl out.’;

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Buzzardnoun

(archaic) A blockhead; a dunce.

Vulturenoun

Any one of numerous species of rapacious birds belonging to Vultur, Cathartes, Catharista, and various other genera of the family Vulturidæ.

Buzzardnoun

A bird of prey of the Hawk family, belonging to the genus Buteo and related genera.

Vulturenoun

any of various large diurnal birds of prey having naked heads and weak claws and feeding chiefly on carrion

Buzzardnoun

In the United States, a term used for the turkey vulture (Cathartes aura), and sometimes indiscriminately to any vulture.

Vulturenoun

someone who attacks in search of booty

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Buzzardnoun

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.’;

Vulture

A vulture is a bird of prey that scavenges on carrion. There are 23 extant species of vulture (including Condors).

Buzzardadjective

Senseless; stupid.

Buzzardnoun

common in South America and Central America and southern United States

Buzzardnoun

the common European short-winged hawk

Buzzard

Buzzard is the common name of several species of bird.

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