Bald buzzard
Bald Bald (b[add]ld), a. [OE. balled, ballid, perh. the p. p. of ball to reduce to the roundness or smoothness of a ball, by removing hair. [root]85. But cf. W. bali whiteness in a horse's forehead.] 1. Destitute of the natural or common covering on the head or top, as of hair, feathers, foliage, trees, etc.; as, a bald head; a bald oak. [1913 Webster]

On the bald top of an eminence. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]

2. Destitute of ornament; unadorned; bare; literal. [1913 Webster]

In the preface to his own bald translation. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. Undisguised. `` Bald egotism.'' --Lowell. [1913 Webster]

4. Destitute of dignity or value; paltry; mean. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

5. (Bot.) Destitute of a beard or awn; as, bald wheat. [1913 Webster]

6. (Zo["o]l.) (a) Destitute of the natural covering. (b) Marked with a white spot on the head; bald-faced. [1913 Webster]

{Bald buzzard} (Zo["o]l.), the fishhawk or osprey.

{Bald coot} (Zo["o]l.), a name of the European coot ({Fulica atra}), alluding to the bare patch on the front of the head. [1913 Webster]


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