Definition of Golden eagle

1. Noun. Large eagle of mountainous regions of the northern hemisphere having a golden-brown head and neck.

Exact synonyms: Aquila Chrysaetos
Generic synonyms: Bird Of Jove, Eagle
Group relationships: Aquila, Genus Aquila
Specialized synonyms: Ringtail

Definition of Golden eagle

1. Noun. A large bird of prey, ''Aquila chrysaetos'', that hunts while soaring. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Golden Eagle

golden aster
golden barrel cactus
golden boy
golden boys
golden calf
golden calla
golden chain
golden chinkapin
golden clematis
golden club
golden crown beard
golden crownbeard
golden cup
golden duck
golden eagle (current term)
golden eagles
golden everlasting
golden fairy lantern
golden fern
golden fig
golden fruit dove
golden girl
golden girls
golden glow
golden goal
golden goals
golden goose
golden gram
golden groundsel

Literary usage of Golden eagle

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1901)
"golden eagle. History.—The golden eagle variety was originated by Mr. ... particularly deep grain and well filled ears. ed The golden eagle is of medium ..."

2. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1899)
"ELLIOTT COTES, Washington, DC The golden eagle and Barn Owl at Northville, Wayne Co., Mich. —A short time ago a golden eagle ..."

3. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science by Kansas Academy of Science (1905)
"'T^HE golden eagle is a rare resident of the state of Kansas. ... The Golden eagle is, by most writers, considered a grander, nobler and more courageous ..."

4. The Birds of America by John James Audubon (1840)
"The golden eagle, although a permanent resident in the United States, is of rare occurrence, it being seldom that one sees more than a pair or two in the ..."

5. Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile, in the Years 1768, 1769, 1770 by James Bruce (1804)
"I HAVE ventured, from his colour, to call this bird the golden eagle, by way of distinction ; as its Ethi- opic name, Nisser, is only generic, ..."

6. The Birds of Jamaica: Being a History of the Bird, Its Structure, and Habits by Philip Henry Gosse, Alfred Edmund Brehm, Richard Hill (1874)
"THE golden eagle (Aquila fulva). " He clasps the crag with hooked hands; Close to the sun in lonely lands, Ring'd with the azure world, he stands. ..."

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