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buzzard

BUZZ'ARD, n.

1. A species of falco, or hawk,the buteo; a rapacious,but sluggish bird; the breast usually of a yellowish white; the upper parts of a deep brown. In some parts of America, it is called the great Hen-hawk, from its feeding on poultry.

2. A block-head; a dunce.

BUZZ'ARD, a. Senseless; stupid.




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BUZZ'ARD, n.

1. A species of falco, or hawk,the buteo; a rapacious,but sluggish bird; the breast usually of a yellowish white; the upper parts of a deep brown. In some parts of America, it is called the great Hen-hawk, from its feeding on poultry.

2. A block-head; a dunce.

BUZZ'ARD, a. Senseless; stupid.


BUZZ'ARD, a.

Senseless; stupid. – Milton.


BUZZ'ARD, n. [D. buzaard; G. bussaar, busshard; It. bozzago; Fr. buze, buse or busard; Pers. بَازْ bauz, a hawk.]

  1. A species of Falco, or hawk, the Buteo; a rapacious, but sluggish bird; the breast usually of a yellowish white; the upper parts of a deep brown. In some parts of America, it is called the great Hen-hawk, from its feeding on poultry. – Pennant. Encyc.
  2. A blockhead; a dunce. – Johnson.

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

    * The Buteo vulgaris is the common buzzard of Europe. The American species (of which the most common are B. borealis, B. Pennsylvanicus, and B. lineatus) are usually called hen hawks. -- The rough-legged buzzard, or bee hawk, of Europe (Pernis apivorus) feeds on bees and their larvæ, with other insects, and reptiles. -- The moor buzzard of Europe is Circus æruginosus. See Turkey buzzard, and Carrion buzzard.

    Bald buzzard, the fishhawk or osprey. See Fishhawk.

  2. Senseless; stupid.

    [R. *** Obs.] Milton.
  3. 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.
    Goldsmith.

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Buzzard

BUZZ'ARD, noun

1. A species of falco, or hawk, the buteo; a rapacious, but sluggish bird; the breast usually of a yellowish white; the upper parts of a deep brown. In some parts of America, it is called the great Hen-hawk, from its feeding on poultry.

2. A block-head; a dunce.

BUZZ'ARD, adjective Senseless; stupid.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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