harpy eagle

noun

Definition of harpy eagle 

: a large powerful crested eagle (Harpia harpyja) of Central and South America that is black above and chiefly white below

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But that feeling of exposure comes more from the deranged harpy eagle that is intent on ripping him to shreds for approaching her nest. Josephine Livingstone, The New Republic, "Shaking the Tree," 30 May 2018 Tame harpy eagles partake of the meat from adult monkeys killed in hunting expeditions. Longreads, "The Way We Treat Our Pets Is More Paleolithic Than Medieval," 22 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of harpy eagle

1830, in the meaning defined above

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