zopilote (plural zopilotes)
zopilote m (plural zopilotes)
- a zopilote, a buzzard, a vulture
Zopilote is used predominantly in Mexico, Peru, and some parts of Central America, buitre is used as the official term in Central America & elsewhere. Chupilote is an interesting variation among people in central Mexico, probably a conflation with the verb chupar, meaning to suck. In Bolivia, Colombia, and Ecuador it's known as gallinazo.