rough-legged hawk
Roughleg Rough"leg`, n. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of large hawks of the genus {Archibuteo}, having the legs feathered to the toes. Called also {rough-legged hawk}, and {rough-legged buzzard}. [1913 Webster]

Note: The best known species is {Archibuteo lagopus} of Northern Europe, with its darker American variety ({Sancti-johannis}). The latter is often nearly or quite black. The ferruginous roughleg ({Archibuteo ferrugineus}) inhabits Western North America. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • rough-legged hawk — Rough legged Rough legged , a. (Zo[ o]l.) Having the legs covered with feathers; said of a bird. [1913 Webster] {rough legged hawk}. (Zo[ o]l.) See {Roughleg}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rough-legged hawk — ☆ rough legged hawk [ruf′leg΄id ] n. a large hawk (Buteo lagopus) having legs covered with feathers to the base of the toes …   English World dictionary

  • rough-legged hawk — rough′ leg ged hawk′ n. orn a large hawk, Buteo lagopus, of the Northern Hemisphere, with feathered legs and a white tail with a broad black band • Etymology: 1805–15, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • rough-legged hawk — noun large hawk of the northern hemisphere that feeds chiefly on small rodents and is beneficial to farmers • Syn: ↑roughleg, ↑Buteo lagopus • Hypernyms: ↑hawk • Member Holonyms: ↑Buteo, ↑genus Buteo * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • rough-legged hawk — noun Date: 1811 a large circumpolar arctic hawk (Buteo lagopus) that winters southward and typically has a white tail with a wide black band or bands at the tip …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • rough-legged hawk — /ruf leg id, legd / a large hawk, Buteo lagopus, of the Northern Hemisphere, that feeds chiefly on small rodents. [1805 15, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • ferruginous rough-legged hawk — noun see ferruginous roughleg …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rough-legged — a. (Zo[ o]l.) Having the legs covered with feathers; said of a bird. [1913 Webster] {rough legged hawk}. (Zo[ o]l.) See {Roughleg}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rough-legged Buzzard — Taxobox name = Rough legged Buzzard status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Falconiformes familia = Accipitridae genus = Buteo species = B. lagopus binomial = Buteo lagopus binomial… …   Wikipedia

  • rough-legged buzzard — Roughleg Rough leg , n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of large hawks of the genus {Archibuteo}, having the legs feathered to the toes. Called also {rough legged hawk}, and {rough legged buzzard}. [1913 Webster] Note: The best known… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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