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accipiter

[ ak-sip-i-ter ]
/ ækˈsɪp ɪ tər /
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noun

a hawk of the genus Accipiter, having short, rounded wings and a long tail and feeding chiefly on small mammals and birds.

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Origin of accipiter

1870–75; <New Latin, Latin: hawk
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British Dictionary definitions for accipiter

accipiter
/ (ækˈsɪpɪtə) /

noun

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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