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Definition: Bald buzzard
(b[add]ld), a. [OE. balled, ballid, perh. the p. p.
of ball to reduce to the roundness or smoothness of a ball,
by removing hair. [root]85. But cf. W. bali whiteness in a
1. Destitute of the natural or common covering on the head or
top, as of hair, feathers, foliage, trees, etc.; as, a
bald head; a bald oak.
On the bald top of an eminence. --Wordsworth.
2. Destitute of ornament; unadorned; bare; literal.
In the preface to his own bald translation.
3. Undisguised. “ Bald egotism.”
4. Destitute of dignity or value; paltry; mean. [Obs.]
5. (Bot.) Destitute of a beard or awn; as, bald wheat.
(a) Destitute of the natural covering.
(b) Marked with a white spot on the head; bald-faced.
(Zo["o]l.), the fishhawk or osprey.
(Zo["o]l.), a name of the European coot (Fulica atra
), alluding to the bare patch on the front of the
(b[u^]z"z[~e]rd), n.[O.E. busard, bosard, F.
busard, fr. buse, L. buteo, a kind of falcon or hawk.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) A bird of prey of the Hawk family, belonging to
the genus Buteo
and related genera.
2. (Zo["o]l.) In the United States, a term used for the
), and sometimes
indiscriminately to any vulture.
Note: The Buteo vulgaris
is the common buzzard of Europe.
The American species (of which the most common are
, Buteo Pennsylvanicus
, and Buteo lineatus
) are usually called hen hawks. -- The
rough-legged buzzard, or bee hawk, of Europe (Pernis apivorus
) feeds on bees and their larv[ae], with other
insects, and reptiles. -- The moor buzzard of Europe is
. See Turkey buzzard
, the fishhawk or osprey. See Fishhawk
2. A blockhead; a dunce.
It is common, to a proverb, to call one who can not
be taught, or who continues obstinately ignorant, a