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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. one of several species of large hawks which capture hens; esp., the American red-tailed hawk (Buteo borealis), the red-shouldered hawk (Buteo lineatus), and the goshawk.

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

  • n. nontechnical term for any hawks said to prey on poultry


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