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marsh hawk

noun
Origin
1765-1775
1765-75, Americanism
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Examples from the web for marsh hawk
  • Northern harrier is now the preferred name of what has in the past been known as a marsh hawk.
  • The species is often called the marsh hawk because it inhabits open marshlands and wet meadows.
  • The northern harrier, once known as the marsh hawk is found all over much of the world.
  • The northern harrier, once known as the marsh hawk, is found all over much of the world.
  • Raptors include the marsh hawk, red-tailed hawk and burrowing owl.
British Dictionary definitions for marsh hawk

marsh hawk

noun
1.
another name for marsh harrier (sense 2)
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