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alerion

[ uh-leer-ee-uhn, -on ]
/ əˈlɪər i ən, -ˌɒn /
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noun Heraldry.
an eagle displayed, usually represented without a beak or legs.
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Origin of alerion

1595–1605; <French alérion ≪ Frankish *adalaron-; cognate with Old High German adelare noble eagle (German Adler eagle), from distinction made in falconry between noble and ignoble birds of prey, equivalent to adal noble + *aron- eagle; see erne
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