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bald eagle

noun
1.
a large, fish-eating eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus, of the U.S. and Canada, having dark golden-brown back and wings, and white plumage on the head and tail in the adult: some recently endangered populations are now recovering.
Compare American eagle.
Origin
1680-1690
1680-90, Americanism
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  • One example is the bald eagle, which is federally endangered.
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  • Tourists looking skyward may catch a glimpse of a bald eagle or a golden eagle.
British Dictionary definitions for bald eagle

bald eagle

noun
1.
a large eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus, of North America, having a white head and tail, a yellow bill, and dark wings and body. It is the US national bird
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