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accipiter

[ak-sip-i-ter] /ækˈsɪp ɪ tər/
noun
1.
a hawk of the genus Accipiter, having short, rounded wings and a long tail and feeding chiefly on small mammals and birds.
Origin of accipiter
1870-1875
1870-75; < New Latin, Latin: hawk
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accipiter

/ækˈsɪpɪtə/
noun
1.
any hawk of the genus Accipiter, typically having short rounded wings and a long tail
Word Origin
C19: New Latin, from Latin: hawk
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