from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A large eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) of mountainous areas of the Northern Hemisphere, having dark plumage with brownish-yellow feathers on the back of the head and neck.

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  • n. A large bird of prey, Aquila chrysaetos, that hunts while soaring.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. a large and powerful eagle (Aquila Chrysaëtos) inhabiting Europe, Asia, and North America. It is so called from the brownish yellow tips of the feathers on the head and neck. A dark variety is called the royal eagle; the young in the second year is the ring-tailed eagle.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. large eagle of mountainous regions of the northern hemisphere having a golden-brown head and neck


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