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sea eagle

  1. any of several large eagles of the genus Haliaetus, that usually feed on fish.
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Origin of sea eagle

First recorded in 1660–70
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Examples from the Web for sea eagle

Historical Examples of sea eagle

  • Then said the Sea-eagle: “Look forth, shipmate, and tell me of the land.”

    The Story of the Glittering Plain

    William Morris

  • “And with me it shall be well ere long,” said the Sea-eagle.

  • The osprey is sometimes known as the sea-eagle, and heraldically so termed.

    A Complete Guide to Heraldry

    Arthur Charles Fox-Davies

  • Would the Kammerboy get past so swiftly that the sea-eagle could not reach it?

  • Yes, sir; it's a sea-eagle; some call 'em, I guess rightly, ospreys.

British Dictionary definitions for sea eagle

sea eagle

  1. any of various fish-eating eagles that live near the sea, esp Haliaetus albicilla (European sea eagle or white-tailed eagle) having a brown plumage and white tail
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