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bateleur

[bat-l-ur, bat-l-ur]
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noun
  1. a common African eagle, Terathopius ecaudatus, having a very short tail.
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Origin of bateleur

1860–65; < French: mountebank, juggler; Old French bastelleur
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Historical Examples

  • There shrieked the great “Caffre eagle,” and side by side with him the short-tailed and singular “bateleur.”

    The Bush Boys

    Captain Mayne Reid