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golden eagle

noun
1.
a large eagle, Aquila chrysaëtos, of the Northern Hemisphere, having golden-brown feathers on the back of the head and neck.
Origin
1780-1790
1780-90
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  • The bald eagle and the golden eagle are similar in size and their flight feathers share many common features.
  • The golden eagle is a solitary bird, which can be found in remote areas.
British Dictionary definitions for golden eagle

golden eagle

noun
1.
a large eagle, Aquila chrysaetos, of mountainous regions of the N hemisphere, having a plumage that is golden brown on the back and brown elsewhere
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