accipiter

accipiter
noun Etymology: New Latin, genus name, from Latin, hawk Date: circa 1828 any of a genus (Accipiter) of medium-sized forest-inhabiting hawks that have short broad wings and a long tail and a characteristic flight pattern of several quick flaps and a glide • accipitrine adjective or noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Accipiter — Autours et éperviers du genre Accipiter …   Wikipédia en Français

  • ACCIPITER — apud Aegyptios venti fuit symbolum, teste Orô l. 2. c. 15. ob summam volatus eius celeritatem, quâ id imprimis accipittum genus, quod a palumbis necandis φαςςοφόνον vocatur, praestat, ut Porphyrius docet de abstinent. l. 3. Victoriae item, uti et …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • accipiter — [ak sip′ət ər] n. [L < * acupeter, swift winged < IE * ak̑u , swift, prob. < base * ak̂ (see ACID) + * peter , wing: see FEATHER] any of a genus (Accipiter) of small to medium sized hawks with short, rounded wings and a long tail, as… …   English World dictionary

  • Accipiter — Ac*cip i*ter, n.; pl. E. {Accipiters}. L. {Accipitres}. [L., hawk.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of rapacious birds; one of the Accipitres or Raptores. [1913 Webster] 2. (Surg.) A bandage applied over the nose, resembling the claw of a hawk. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Accipĭter — (lat.), 1) so v.w. Raubvogel, bes. der Habicht; 2) (Chir., Habichtsbinde), eine der Falkenhaube ähnliche Binde als Verband für die Nase …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Accipĭter — Accipĭter, Habicht; Accipitridae, Familie der Falken; Accipitrinae, Unterfamilie derselben …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Accipiter — Habichte und Sperber Habicht (Accipiter gentilis) Systematik Klasse: Vögel (Aves) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Accipiter — Autours et éperviers du genre Accipiter …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Accipiter — «Azor» redirige aquí. Para el azor común, véase Accipiter gentilis.   Accipiter …   Wikipedia Español

  • Accipiter — Taxobox name = Accipiter image width = 210px image caption = Northern Goshawk Accipiter gentilis regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Falconiformes familia = Accipitridae genus = Accipiter genus authority = Brisson, 1760… …   Wikipedia

  • Accipiter — noun type genus of the family Accipitridae • Syn: ↑genus Accipiter • Hypernyms: ↑bird genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Accipitridae, ↑family Accipitridae • Member Meronyms …   Useful english dictionary

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