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[ ak-sip-i-trin, -trahyn ]
/ ækˈsɪp ɪ trɪn, -ˌtraɪn /


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.

Nearby words

accidently, accidentology, accidie, accipiter, accipitral, accipitrine, accius, acclaim, acclamation, acclamatory, acclimate

Origin of accipitrine

1830–40; < Latin accipitr- (see accipitral) + -ine1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for accipitrine

  • An Accipitrine bird, the same as that obtained at Shair-i-Suffer.

    Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and The|William Griffith

British Dictionary definitions for accipitrine


/ (ækˈsɪpɪˌtraɪn, -trɪn) /


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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