red-tailed hawk

[ red-teyld ]
/ ˈrɛdˌteɪld /

noun

a North American hawk, Buteo jamaicensis, dark brown above, whitish with black streaking below, and having a reddish-brown tail.

Nearby words

  1. red-short,
  2. red-shouldered hawk,
  3. red-spotted purple,
  4. red-streak,
  5. red-tag,
  6. red-top,
  7. red-wat,
  8. red-winged blackbird,
  9. redact,
  10. redaction

Origin of red-tailed hawk

An Americanism dating back to 1795–1805

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