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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 of bald eagle
1680-1690
1680-90, Americanism
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  • The bald eagle gave neither sigh nor groan when he plunged the knife into the heart of his child.

    Canadian Crusoes Catherine Parr Traill
  • You will remain at the 'bald eagle' until the train passes on Monday.

    Hubert's Wife Minnie Mary Lee
  • These may be distinguished from the bald eagle in all plumages by the completely feathered tarsus.

    Western Bird Guide Chester A. (Chester Albert) Reed, Harry F. Harvey, and Rex I. Brasher
  • To these they add the bald eagle, which they say is not a real eagle.

  • Dark stretches of timber fringe the canyons where the bald eagle, silent as the grave, seeks its prey.

    The Sheep Eaters William Alonzo Allen
  • This agrees with the description which Audubon gives of the nest of the bald eagle.

    Wake-Robin John Burroughs
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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