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alerion

[uh-leer-ee-uh n, -on] /əˈlɪər i ən, -ˌɒn/
noun, Heraldry.
1.
an eagle displayed, usually represented without a beak or legs.
Origin
1595-1605
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
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