accipiter

[ak-sip-i-ter]

Origin of accipiter

1870–75; < New Latin, Latin: hawk
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accipiter

noun
  1. any hawk of the genus Accipiter, typically having short rounded wings and a long tail

Word Origin for accipiter

C19: New Latin, from Latin: hawk
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