rough-legged hawk

[ ruhf-leg-id, -legd ]
/ ˈrʌfˌlɛg ɪd, -ˌlɛgd /

noun

a large hawk, Buteo lagopus, of the Northern Hemisphere, that feeds chiefly on small rodents.

Nearby words

  1. rough-dry,
  2. rough-hew,
  3. rough-hewn,
  4. rough-house,
  5. rough-legged buzzard,
  6. rough-sawn,
  7. rough-spoken,
  8. rough-voiced,
  9. rough-winged swallow,
  10. roughage

Origin of rough-legged hawk

An Americanism dating back to 1805–15

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