accipitrine

accipitrine

[ak-sip-i-trin, -trahyn]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or belonging to the family Accipitridae, comprising the hawks, Old World vultures, kites, harriers, and eagles.
2.
raptorial; like or related to the birds of prey.

Origin:
1830–40; < Latin accipitr- (see accipitral) + -ine1

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accipitrine (ækˈsɪpɪˌtraɪn, -trɪn)
 
adj
1.  Also: accipitral of, relating to, or resembling a hawk; rapacious
2.  of, relating to, or belonging to the subfamily Accipitrinae, which includes the hawks

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