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Definition: Eagle hawk
(h[add]k), n. [OE. hauk (prob. fr. Icel.), havek,
AS. hafoc, heafoc; akin to D. havik, OHG. habuh, G. habicht,
Icel. haukr, Sw. h["o]k, Dan. h["o]g, prob. from the root of
E. heave.] (Zo["o]l.)
One of numerous species and genera of rapacious birds of the
. They differ from the true falcons in
lacking the prominent tooth and notch of the bill, and in
having shorter and less pointed wings. Many are of large size
and grade into the eagles. Some, as the goshawk, were
formerly trained like falcons. In a more general sense the
word is not infrequently applied, also, to true falcons, as
the sparrow hawk, pigeon hawk, duck hawk, and prairie hawk.
Note: Among the common American species are the red-tailed
hawk (Buteo borealis
); the red-shouldered (Buteo lineatus
); the broad-winged (Buteo Pennsylvanicus
the rough-legged (Archibuteo lagopus
sharp-shinned (Accipiter fuscus
). See Fishhawk
, Marsh hawk
, under Marsh
, Night hawk
(Zo["o]l.), the honey buzzard.
. See under Eagle
(Zo["o]l.), an Asiatic bird of the genus
, or Limn[ae]tus
, intermediate between the
hawks and eagles. There are several species.
(Zo["o]l.), a voracious fly of the family
. See Hornet fly
, under Hornet
. (Zo["o]l.) See Hawk moth
, in the Vocabulary.
(a) A northern owl (Surnia ulula
) of Europe and America. It
flies by day, and in some respects resembles the hawks.
(b) An owl of India (Ninox scutellatus
(Horology), the pawl for the rack, in the
striking mechanism of a clock.
, n. [OE. egle, F. aigle, fr. L. aquila; prob.
named from its color, fr. aquilus dark-colored, brown; cf.
Lith. aklas blind. Cf. Aquiline
1. (Zo["o]l.) Any large, rapacious bird of the Falcon family,
esp. of the genera Aquila
. The eagle
is remarkable for strength, size, graceful figure,
keenness of vision, and extraordinary flight. The most
noted species are the golden eagle (Aquila chrysa["e]tus
); the imperial eagle of Europe (Aquila mogilnik
or Aquila imperialis
); the American bald eagle
); the European sea eagle
); and the great harpy eagle
). The figure of the eagle, as the
king of birds, is commonly used as an heraldic emblem, and
also for standards and emblematic devices. See Bald eagle
, and Golden eagle
2. A gold coin of the United States, of the value of ten
3. (Astron.) A northern constellation, containing Altair, a
star of the first magnitude. See Aquila
4. The figure of an eagle borne as an emblem on the standard
of the ancient Romans, or so used upon the seal or
standard of any people.
Though the Roman eagle shadow thee. --Tennyson.
Note: Some modern nations, as the United States, and France
under the Bonapartes, have adopted the eagle as their
national emblem. Russia, Austria, and Prussia have for
an emblem a double-headed eagle.
. See Bald eagle
. See under Bold
, a gold coin of the United States worth twenty
(Zo["o]l.), a large, crested, South American
hawk of the genus Morphnus
(Zo["o]l.), any large owl of the genus Bubo
and allied genera; as the American great horned owl (Bubo Virginianus
), and the allied European species (B. maximus
). See Horned owl
(Zo["o]l.), any large species of ray of the genus
(esp. M. aquila
(Zo["o]l.), a large West African bid
), intermediate, in several
respects, between the eagles and vultures.