alerion

alerion

[uh-leer-ee-uhn, -on]
noun Heraldry.
an eagle displayed, usually represented without a beak or legs.

Origin:
1595–1605; < French alérionFrankish *adalaron-; cognate with Old High German adelare noble eagle (German Adler eagle), from distinction made in falconry between noble and ignoble birds of prey, equivalent to adal noble + *aron- eagle; see erne

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To alerion
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: alerce
Next Definition: alert
Words Near: alerion
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for alerion
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing alerion
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature