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accipitrine

[ ak-sip-i-trin, -trahyn ]
/ ækˈsɪp ɪ trɪn, -ˌtraɪn /
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adjective
of, relating to, or belonging to the family Accipitridae, comprising the hawks, Old World vultures, kites, harriers, and eagles.
raptorial; like or related to the birds of prey.
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Origin of accipitrine

1830–40; <Latin accipitr- (see accipitral) + -ine1
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British Dictionary definitions for accipitrine

accipitrine
/ (ækˈsɪpɪˌtraɪn, -trɪn) /

adjective
Also: accipitral (ækˈsɪpɪtrəl) of, relating to, or resembling a hawk; rapacious
of, relating to, or belonging to the subfamily Accipitrinae, which includes the hawks
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