from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The common American marsh-harrier, Circus hudsonius, the only member of the Circinæ found in North America: so called from frequenting marshes and wet meadows in search of its prey, which consists chiefly of frogs and other reptiles.

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  • noun common harrier of North America and Europe; nests in marshes and open land


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