American bald eagle


Definition of American bald eagle

: bald eagle … treated this winter to the rare sight of an adult American bald eagle, soaring with wings spread six feet wide, perched in a tree or a vacant osprey nest near the shore, or resting on ice floes as the tide carries them along.— Peter Boody, New York Times, 27 Feb. 2005

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First Known Use of American bald eagle

1788, in the meaning defined above

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“American bald eagle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 May. 2020.

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