sparrow hawk

Origin of sparrow hawk

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50
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sparrowhawk

noun
  1. any of several small hawks, esp Accipiter nisus, of Eurasia and N Africa that prey on smaller birds

sparrow hawk

noun
  1. a very small North American falcon, Falco sparverius, that is closely related to the kestrels
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