golden eagle

noun

Definition of golden eagle

: 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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Examples of golden eagle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The bald and golden eagle carcasses were found at his prior home on the Uintah and Ouray Reservation. Kolbie Peterson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 8 June 2022 The Department of Water and Power’s Pine Tree wind farm, about 100 miles north of Los Angeles, came under federal investigation in 2012 in connection with eight golden eagle carcasses found at the site over the previous two years. Louis Sahagúnstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 11 Apr. 2022 The golden eagle became Utah's official state bird of prey on Wednesday. Jordan Miller, The Salt Lake Tribune, 29 Mar. 2022 Lawmakers officially designated the golden eagle as Utah’s state bird of prey on Wednesday. Jordan Miller, The Salt Lake Tribune, 29 Mar. 2022 Their tiger mascot and golden eagle weren’t enough. Andrew Beaton, WSJ, 27 Mar. 2022 Highlights featured a sandhill crane at the Dexter Drumlin in Lancaster, a golden eagle seen migrating at Wachusett Mountain in Princeton, and a Lincoln’s sparrow at the community gardens in Uxbridge. BostonGlobe.com, 28 Nov. 2021 Rath also faces one misdemeanor count of unlawfully possessing golden eagle parts, and one of unlawfully possessing migratory bird parts. Gene Johnson, BostonGlobe.com, 11 Dec. 2021 Authors of the December 2021 paper, Golden Eagle Abundance in Alaska, are not saying there is a recent golden eagle boom in Alaska. Ned Rozell, Anchorage Daily News, 4 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of golden eagle

1676, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of golden eagle was in 1676

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Last Updated

22 Jun 2022

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“Golden eagle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/golden%20eagle. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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