Accipiter meaning

ăk-sĭpĭ-tər
A hawk of the genus Accipiter, characterized by short wings and a long tail.
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Any of a genus (Accipiter) of small to medium-sized hawks with short, rounded wings and a long tail, as Cooper's hawk.
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(biology, zoology, ornithology) Any hawk of the genus Accipiter.
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(medicine, surgery) A bandage applied over the nose, resembling the claw of a hawk.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Accipitridaegoshawks, sparrow hawks..
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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