bald eagle

noun
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:
1680–90, Americanism

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bald eagle
 
n
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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Closer to my lofty perch, a bald eagle plunges toward unseen prey in the lake's
  blue waters.
Check in at the inn, then wait for a bald eagle to fly past your window.
It was also never responsible for the deaths of birds or the weakening of bald
  eagle shells.
Visitors can also catch a glimpse of a bald eagle and watch the antics of
  penguins.
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