Definition of aasvoel in English:

aasvoel

(also aasvoël, assvogel, aasvogel)

noun

  • A vulture; especially the Cape vulture, Gyps coprotheres.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in John Latham (1740–1837), naturalist. In some forms from South African Dutch aasvogel, specific use of Dutch aasvogel carrion bird from aas carrion + vogel bird. In some forms from Afrikaans aasvoël.

Pronunciation

aasvoel

/ˈɑːsvʊəl//ˈɑːsfʊəl//ˈɑːsvəʊəl/