from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various broad-winged, soaring hawks of the genus Buteo.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of the broad-winged soaring raptors of the genus Buteo.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a genus of broad-winged soaring hawks.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of ignoble hawks, of the family Falconidæ, sometimes forming a subfamily Buteoninæ; the buzzards or buzzard-hawks (which see).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. broad-winged soaring hawks


Latin būteō, a kind of hawk or falcon.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the genus name Buteo, from Latin būteō. (Wiktionary)


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