American eagle

a large eagle of North America that has a white head and dark wings and body
Hypernyms: ↑eagle, ↑bird of Jove
Member Holonyms: ↑Haliaeetus, ↑genus Haliaeetus

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the Aˌmerican ˈeagle 7 [American eagle] noun
a bird with a white head and white tail feathers that is the national symbol of the US
The American eagle is also called the ‘bald eagle’, and it appears on the Great Seal of the United States and on coins. In its mouth, the eagle holds the words e pluribus unum (one out of many). It holds arrows (a symbol of war) in its left foot and an olive branch (a symbol of peace) in its right foot.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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