bateleur eagle

noun

an African crested bird of prey, Terathopius ecaudatus, with a short tail and long wings: subfamily Circaetinae, family Accipitridae (hawks, etc)

Nearby words

  1. bateau,
  2. bateau neck,
  3. bated,
  4. bated breath,
  5. bateleur,
  6. batement,
  7. batement light,
  8. bates,
  9. batesian mimicry,
  10. bateson

Word Origin for bateleur eagle

C19: from French bateleur juggler

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