- any of several large eagles of the genus Haliaetus, that usually feed on fish.
Compare gray sea eagle.
Origin of sea eagle
First recorded in 1660–70
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Examples from the Web for sea eagle
Then said the Sea-eagle: “Look forth, shipmate, and tell me of the land.”
“And with me it shall be well ere long,” said the Sea-eagle.
The osprey is sometimes known as the sea-eagle, and heraldically so termed.A Complete Guide to Heraldry
Arthur Charles Fox-Davies
Would the Kammerboy get past so swiftly that the sea-eagle could not reach it?
Yes, sir; it's a sea-eagle; some call 'em, I guess rightly, ospreys.
- any of various fish-eating eagles that live near the sea, esp Haliaetus albicilla (European sea eagle or white-tailed eagle) having a brown plumage and white tail
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