golden eagle

noun

Definition of golden eagle

  1. :  a dark brown eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) of the northern hemisphere with gold-colored feathers on the back of the head and neck, a gray beak, and yellow legs and feet

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First Known Use of golden eagle

1809


GOLDEN EAGLE Defined for English Language Learners

golden eagle

noun

Definition of golden eagle for English Language Learners

  • : a very large bird that lives in the northern parts of the world and that is dark brown with yellow feathers on the back of its head and neck


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