any of a genus (Accipiter) of small to medium-sized hawks with short, rounded wings and a long tail, as Cooper's hawk
Origin of accipiterClassical Latin ; from an unverified form acupeter, swift-winged ; from Indo-European an unverified form a?u-, swift, probably ; from base an unverified form a?- (see acid) + an unverified form peter-, wing: see feather
A hawk of the genus Accipiter, characterized by short wings and a long tail.
Origin of accipiterLatin, hawk; see ōku- in Indo-European roots.
From Latin accipiter (“hawk”).