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Hawaiian hawk

noun
1.
io.

io

[ee-oh] /ˈi oʊ/
noun, plural ios.
1.
a small hawk, Buteo solitarius, having two plumage phases and occurring only on the island of Hawaii, where it is a rare species and the only living indigenous bird of prey.
Also called Hawaiian hawk.
Origin
< Hawaiian ʿio
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British Dictionary definitions for hawaiian-hawk

io

abbreviation
1.
British Indian Ocean Territory

Io1

/ˈaɪəʊ/
noun
1.
(Greek myth) a maiden loved by Zeus and turned into a white heifer by either Zeus or Hera

Io2

/ˈaɪəʊ/
noun
1.
the innermost of the four Galilean satellites of Jupiter, displaying intense volcanic activity. Diameter: 3640 km; orbital radius: 422 000 km

Io3

Chemical symbol
1.
ionium
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Word Origin and History for hawaiian-hawk

Io

in Greek mythology, daughter of the river god Inachus, she was pursued by Zeus and consequently changed into a heifer. The Jovian moon was discovered in 1610 and named for her by Galileo.

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Io
  (ī'ō, ē'ō)   
One of the four brightest satellites of Jupiter and the fifth in distance from the planet. It was first sighted by Galileo. See Note at moon.
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Related Abbreviations for hawaiian-hawk

IO

intraocular
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