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accipitrine

[ak-sip-i-trin, -trahyn] /ækˈsɪp ɪ trɪn, -ˌtraɪn/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or belonging to the family Accipitridae, comprising the hawks, Old World vultures, kites, harriers, and eagles.
2.
raptorial; like or related to the birds of prey.
Origin of accipitrine
1830-1840
1830-40; < Latin accipitr- (see accipitral) + -ine1
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accipitrine

/ækˈsɪpɪˌtraɪn; -trɪn/
adjective
1.
Also accipitral (ækˈsɪpɪtrəl). of, relating to, or resembling a hawk; rapacious
2.
of, relating to, or belonging to the subfamily Accipitrinae, which includes the hawks
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