(Latin: eagle; referring to or like an eagle)
2. The family Accipitridae, eagles, harriers, hawks, kites, Old World vultures; large and diverse family of raptors (Falconiformes) distributed worldwide except for polar regions.
They feed mainly on small vertebrates captured using powerful feet, some feeding on carrion; solitary or gregarious in habits, monogamous, nesting in trees, cliffs, or on the ground. There are about 215 species.
Some writers use accipitrine figuratively as the equivalent of “predatory”.
2. A northern astronomical constellation, the Eagle.
2. A representation of an eagle used as an emblem or an insignia.
3. A gold coin formerly used in the United States, stamped with an eagle on the reverse side and having a face value of ten dollars.
4. In sports, a golf score of two strokes under par on a hole: "She scored an eagle on the fourth hole." "She also eagled the sixth hole."
5. Etymology: before 1338 egle; via Old French egle, from Old Provencal aigle which came from Latin aquila which is also the source of English aquiline.
The Greeks had the term melanaetos, "black eagle". This might mean that the Latin aquilus, "dark-colored" and the Greek "black eagle" probably originally simply signified "dark-colored bird" which was the color of a storm cloud and so some etymologists say there might be a connection with aqua, "water".
2. A Boy Scout who has reached the highest level of achievement in scouting.