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 two are currently discussing a project to evaluate golden eagle numbers. Susan Cosier, Scientific American, 30 Apr. 2021 The Los Angeles 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. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, 4 Mar. 2021 The Los Angeles 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. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, 4 Mar. 2021 The Los Angeles 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. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, 4 Mar. 2021 Now is the perfect time to catch sight of a golden eagle here — the population in eastern Contra Costa County peaks in late winter. Tom Stienstra, San Francisco Chronicle, 18 Mar. 2021 The shed originally contained 17 animals, including a baby bison named Sandy, a cinnamon bear and a golden eagle. Washington Post, 15 Mar. 2021 The Los Angeles 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. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, 4 Mar. 2021 The Los Angeles 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. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, 4 Mar. 2021

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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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“Golden eagle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/golden%20eagle. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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golden eagle

noun

English Language Learners Definition of golden eagle

: 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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