crowned eagle

noun

: a large forest-dwelling African eagle (Stephanoaetus coronatus) that has a yellowish-marked crest and the breast feathers yellow tipped with black and that feeds chiefly on monkeys and small antelopes

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1712, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of crowned eagle was circa 1712

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“Crowned eagle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crowned%20eagle. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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