a large, fish-eating eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus, of the U.S. and Canada, having dark golden-brown back and wings, and white plumage on the head and tail in the adult: some recently endangered populations are now recovering.
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Origin of bald eagle
An Americanism dating back to 1680–90
Words nearby bald eagle
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British Dictionary definitions for bald eagle
a large eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus, of North America, having a white head and tail, a yellow bill, and dark wings and body. It is the US national bird
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