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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 of golden eagle
1780-1790
1780-90
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  • The cargo of the golden eagle was unloaded, and the Englishmen, who had been passengers, left for parts unknown.

    Dave Porter on Cave Island Edward Stratemeyer
  • This Eagle may be distinguished from the golden eagle by its bare tarsi.

    British Sea Birds Charles Dixon
  • Senator Hardin's rooms at the golden eagle are the centre of political power.

    The Little Lady of Lagunitas Richard Henry Savage
  • This bird was a long way off, but it looked to me like the golden eagle.

    Gairloch In North-West Ross-Shire John H. Dixon, F.S.A. Scot
  • A sailing vessel of some sort, answered Dave, and he wondered if it could be the golden eagle, coming back after the storm.

    Dave Porter on Cave Island Edward Stratemeyer
  • That's where he first became associated with the golden eagle.

  • Leave the golden eagle ashore to be packed and forwarded later.

  • Perhaps the golden eagle can catch the Aurora before she gets there.

    Dave Porter on Cave Island Edward Stratemeyer
  • A few turns with the clutch thrown out showed the engine was running as true as on the day the golden eagle made her trial trip.

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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