- a North American hawk, Accipiter cooperii, having a bluish-gray back and a rusty breast.
Origin of Cooper's hawk
1820–30, Americanism; named after William Cooper (died 1864), American ornithologist
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- a small North American hawk, Accipiter cooperii, having a bluish-grey back and wings and a reddish-brown breast
Word Origin for Cooper's hawk
C19: named after William Cooper (died 1864), American naturalist
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