alerion

[uh-leer-ee-uh n, -on]
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noun Heraldry.

an eagle displayed, usually represented without a beak or legs.

Nearby words

  1. aleppo,
  2. aleppo boil,
  3. aleppo gall,
  4. aleppo pine,
  5. alerce,
  6. alert,
  7. alertly,
  8. alertness,
  9. alesia,
  10. alessandra

Origin of alerion

1595–1605; < French alérionFrankish *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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