genus Accipiter

genus Accipiter
noun
type genus of the family Accipitridae
Syn: ↑Accipiter
Hypernyms: ↑bird genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Accipitridae, ↑family Accipitridae
Member Meronyms:

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  • accipiter — [ak sip′ət ər] n. [L < * acupeter, swift winged < IE * ak̑u , swift, prob. < base * ak̂ (see ACID) + * peter , wing: see FEATHER] any of a genus (Accipiter) of small to medium sized hawks with short, rounded wings and a long tail, as… …   English World dictionary

  • Accipiter — Taxobox name = Accipiter image width = 210px image caption = Northern Goshawk Accipiter gentilis regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Falconiformes familia = Accipitridae genus = Accipiter genus authority = Brisson, 1760… …   Wikipedia

  • Accipiter — noun type genus of the family Accipitridae • Syn: ↑genus Accipiter • Hypernyms: ↑bird genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Accipitridae, ↑family Accipitridae • Member Meronyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • accipiter — /ak sip i teuhr/, n. a hawk of the genus Accipiter, having short, rounded wings and a long tail and feeding chiefly on small mammals and birds. [1870 75; < NL, L: hawk] * * * ▪ bird  any bird of the genus Accipiter, largest genus of the birds of… …   Universalium

  • accipiter — noun Etymology: New Latin, genus name, from Latin, hawk Date: circa 1828 any of a genus (Accipiter) of medium sized forest inhabiting hawks that have short broad wings and a long tail and a characteristic flight pattern of several quick flaps and …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Accipiter cooperii — noun bluish grey North American hawk having a darting flight • Syn: ↑Cooper s hawk, ↑blue darter • Hypernyms: ↑hawk • Member Holonyms: ↑Accipiter, ↑genus Accipiter …   Useful english dictionary

  • Accipiter gentilis — noun large hawk of Eurasia and North America used in falconry • Syn: ↑goshawk • Hypernyms: ↑hawk • Member Holonyms: ↑Accipiter, ↑genus Accipiter …   Useful english dictionary

  • Accipiter nisus — noun small hawk of Eurasia and northern Africa • Syn: ↑sparrow hawk • Hypernyms: ↑hawk • Member Holonyms: ↑Accipiter, ↑genus Accipiter …   Useful english dictionary

  • accipiter — ac•cip•i•ter [[t]ækˈsɪp ɪ tər[/t]] n. orn a hawk of the genus Accipiter, having short, rounded wings and a long tail • Etymology: 1870–75; < NL, L ac•cip′i•trine trɪn, ˌtraɪn adj …   From formal English to slang

  • accipiter — /ækˈsɪpətə/ (say ak sipuhtuh) noun any bird of the subfamily Accipitrinae and genus Accipiter, which comprises short winged, long tailed hawks. {Latin: hawk} …  

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