bateleur

noun ba·te·leur \ ¦ba-tᵊl-¦ər \
variants: or bataleur play \¦ba-tᵊl-¦ər\ or bateleur eagle

Definition of bateleur

plural -s
:a short-tailed African eagle (Terathopius ecaudatus) that is basically black with ruddy chestnut back, reddish tail, legs, bill, and cheeks, a silver-gray patch at the bend of each wing, and a white undersurface with a black margin along the hind edge of the wing

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Origin and Etymology of bateleur

French bateleur, from Old French bastelleur juggler, puppet player, from baastel puppet


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