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Compare Dutch gier (vulture), German gier, and English gyrfalcon.


gier-eagle (plural gier-eagles)

  1. (obsolete) A bird referred to in the Bible as unclean (Lev. xi. 18 and Deut. xiv. 17), probably the Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus).

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for gier-eagle in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)