American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A hawk of the genus Accipiter, characterized by short wings and a long tail.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In ornithology: A bird of the order Accipitres or Raptores; an accipitrine or raptorial bird. [capitalized] A genus of birds of the family Falconidæ, embracing short-winged, long-tailed hawks, such as the sparrow-hawk of Europe, Accipiter nisus, and the sharp-shinned hawk of North America, A. fuscus, with many other congeneric species. Brisson, 1760. See Raptores.
- n. In surgery, a bandage applied over the nose: so called from its resemblance to the claw of a hawk.
- n. biology, zoology, ornithology Any hawk of the genus Accipiter.
- n. medicine, surgery A bandage applied over the nose, resembling the claw of a hawk.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) A genus of rapacious birds; one of the Accipitres or Raptores.
- n. (Surg.) A bandage applied over the nose, resembling the claw of a hawk.
- n. type genus of the family Accipitridae
- From Latin accipiter ("hawk"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin, hawk; see ōku- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Response: This is an adult Brahminy kite, Haliastur indus, a medium-sized accipiter.”
“UNIDENTIFIED MALE: There he goes, an accipiter (ph) flying right.”
“Introivit hic quis accipiter, columba exit; introivit lupus, ovis egreditur, &c. 6777.”
“More importantly however, the root isn't directly based on the attested words which show Greek ōkus, Latin accipiter 'hawk”
“The Curved Bill Thrasher builds large twig nests in our chollas, have accipiter orange eyes, sings a beautiful song, and that bill from the Cretaceous makes it a favorite.”
“Just about anyone--even children--with a reliable source of suitable food, could raise a small accipiter from a couple weeks of age and be essentially hunting with it in eight weeks.”
“He reverted back into draconic form and launched himself high into the sky, gaining altitude, then descending on the hapless one-horn in the kind of deadly dive dragons and accipiter hawks had in common.”
“There was no hunting to speak of, except for Valyn's accipiter hawks, who were nasty-tempered enough to fling themselves into the thickest of underbrush after prey.”
“Caesar ab Italia uolantem remis adurgens, accipiter uelut mollis columbas aut leporem citus”
“Báshik" from Persian "Báshah" (accipiter Nisus) a fierce little species of sparrow-hawk which I have described in”
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