from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. An order of birds, same as accipitres. Called also Raptatores.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An order of Aves, the Accipitres of Linnæus, the Raptatores, Rapaces, or Aëtomorphæ of some authors; the raptorial or rapacious birds; the birds of prey.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. term used in former classifications; erroneously grouped together birds of the orders Falconiformes and Strigiformes
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