Accipitral Ac*cip"i*tral, n. Pertaining to, or of the nature of, a falcon or hawk; hawklike. --Lowell. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • accipitral — /ak sip i treuhl/, adj. accipitrine. [1835 45; < L accipitr (s. of accipiter) ACCIPITER + AL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • accipitral — adjective Pertaining to, or of the nature of, a falcon or hawk; hawklike Lowell …   Wiktionary

  • accipitral — adj. pertaining to or characteristic of a falcon or hawk …   English contemporary dictionary

  • accipitral — ac·cip·i·tral …   English syllables

  • accipitral — pə.trəl adjective Etymology: Latin accipitr , accipiter + English al : resembling that of a hawk …   Useful english dictionary

  • accipitrine — /ak sip i trin, truyn /, adj. 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. [1830 40; < L accipitr (see… …   Universalium

  • accipitrine — /ækˈsɪpətrin/ (say ak sipuhtreen) adjective 1. of the falcon species. 2. raptorial; like, or related to the birds of prey. Also, accipitral. {French accipitrine, from Latin accipiter bird of prey, ? from Greek ōkupteros swift winged + ine1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • accipiter —   n. a kind of hawk, one of genus Accipiter.    ♦ accipitral,    ♦ accipitrine, a. like such bird; rapacious …   Dictionary of difficult words

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