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bald eagle

noun

Simple Definition of bald eagle

  • : a very large bird of North America that has a white head and white tail feathers

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of bald eagle

  1. :  an eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) of North America that is brown when young with white only on the undersides of the wings but in full adult plumage has white head and neck feathers and a white tail

Illustration of bald eagle

1688

First Known Use of bald eagle

1688


BALD EAGLE Defined for Kids

bald eagle

noun

Definition of bald eagle for Students

  1. :  a North American eagle that when full-grown has white head and neck feathers




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