bald eagle

noun
|Updated on: 13 Jun 2018

Definition of bald eagle

: 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

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BALD EAGLE Defined for English Language Learners

bald eagle

Definition of bald eagle for English Language Learners

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


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Definition of bald eagle for Students

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

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