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  • proper noun obsolete, zoology An obsolete order that includes rapacious birds, and now forms part of the Ciconiiformes. They have a hooked bill, and sharp, strongly curved talons. There are three families, represented by the vultures, the falcons or hawks, and the owls.

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From Latin, plural of accipiter ("hawk").

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