Definition of Russian eagle in English:

Russian eagle

noun

  • The double-headed eagle, one of the official state symbols of the (former) Russian Empire, the Russian Federation (since 1993), and the Russian Church; (also figurative) Russia or the Russian Empire, as symbolized by this.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Guy Miege (bap. 1644, d. ?1718), author and lexicographer.