Accipiter Definition

ăk-sĭpĭ-tər
noun
Any of a genus (Accipiter) of small to medium-sized hawks with short, rounded wings and a long tail, as Cooper's hawk.
Webster's New World

(medicine, surgery) A bandage applied over the nose, resembling the claw of a hawk.

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Synonyms:
genus Accipiter
pronoun

A taxonomic genus within the family Accipitridaegoshawks, sparrow hawks..

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Other Word Forms of Accipiter

Noun

Singular:
accipiter
Plural:
accipiters

Origin of Accipiter

  • Latin hawk ōku- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin accipiter (“hawk”).

    From Wiktionary

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