- an eagle displayed, usually represented without a beak or legs.
Origin of alerion
Examples from the Web for alerion
Historical Examples of alerion
Some writers confound it with the martlet, stating that the alerion is the same bird with its wings displayed or extended.Fictitious & Symbolic Creatures in Art
The Alerion is a small bird of the eagle tribe, heraldically depicted as without beak or feet.Curious Creatures in Zoology
A curious form of the eagle is found in the alerion, which is represented without beak or legs.A Complete Guide to Heraldry
Arthur Charles Fox-Davies