American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various broad-winged, soaring hawks of the genus Buteo.
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). The genus is an extensive one, in its usual acceptation containing about 40 species, of nearly all parts of the world. They are large, heavy hawks, with no tooth on the bill, wings and tail of moderate size, and rather short feet with partly naked, partly feathered tarsi. The common buzzard of Europe, B. vulgaris, and the red-tailed buzzard of America, B. borealis, are typical examples.
- n. ornithology Any of the broad-winged soaring raptors of the genus Buteo.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) a genus of broad-winged soaring hawks.
- n. broad-winged soaring hawks
- From the genus name Buteo, from Latin būteō. (Wiktionary)
- Latin būteō, a kind of hawk or falcon. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“That name comes from the Latin "buteo," still retained by the ornithologists; but, in its original form, valueless, to you.”
“The genus Buteo is from the Latin buteo (broad rounded wings).”
“Raptors amongst the stabilised sands include 15 breeding pairs (about a tenth of the world's population) of the Spanish imperial eagle Aquila heliaca adalberti (VU), black vulture Aegypius monachus, short-toed eagle Circaetus gallicus, booted eagle Hieraaetus pennatus, buzzard Buteo buteo, black kite Milvus migrans, black-shouldered kite Elanus caeruleus, red kite M. milvus, and hobby Falco subbuteo.”
“A buzzard—not an American vulture, but the European hawk buteo buteo, which looks like a small golden eagle—killed and devoured a pigeon in our front garden this morning.”
“Scientists there have recorded 26 species of raptors, the two most numerous species being the steppe buzzard (Buteo buteo vulpinus) and the steppe eagle (Aquila nipalensis).”
“On the other hand, I saw a buteo hawk today a red-tail, I'd guess.”
“The same may be said of the buzzard (buteo vulgaris).”
“Buzzard, Buteo buteo, I read in the AA guide to British Birds, a hardback with a beautiful picture of a tawny owl on the cover, which you can still find in many homes.”
“Red-tailed Hawk - the Bitterroot's most common buteo”
“Partly because of their wingspans (61/2 to 71/2 feet long), golden eagles are the soaring stars of their genus (buteo), outpacing buzzards, hawks and the bald eagle.”
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