Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic subfamily within the family Accipitridae — the harriers.

Etymologies

Circus +‎ -inae (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • This would considerably narrow the subject of discussion, excluding such subfamilies as the Circaetinae (serpent eagles), Circinae (harrier hawks), Milvinae ( "true" kites and fish eagles), Elaninae

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol IV No 3

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