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bateleur

[bat-l-ur, bat-l-ur] /ˌbæt lˈɜr, ˈbæt lˌɜr/
noun
1.
a common African eagle, Terathopius ecaudatus, having a very short tail.
Origin of bateleur
1860-1865
1860-65; < French: mountebank, juggler; Old French bastelleur
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  • There shrieked the great “Caffre eagle,” and side by side with him the short-tailed and singular “bateleur.”

    The Bush Boys Captain Mayne Reid

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