marsh hawk
noun Date: 1772 northern harrier

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  • Marsh hawk — Marsh Marsh, n. [OE. mersch, AS. mersc, fr. mere lake. See {Mere} pool, and cf. {Marish}, {Morass}.] A tract of soft wet land, commonly covered partially or wholly with water; a fen; a swamp; a morass. [Written also {marish}.] [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • marsh hawk — Marsh Marsh, n. [OE. mersch, AS. mersc, fr. mere lake. See {Mere} pool, and cf. {Marish}, {Morass}.] A tract of soft wet land, commonly covered partially or wholly with water; a fen; a swamp; a morass. [Written also {marish}.] [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • marsh hawk — n. a large, gray American hawk (Circus cyaneus) that nests on the ground and preys on mice, frogs, snakes, etc.: the only North American harrier hawk * * *       common name for the best known harrier species. See harrier. * * * …   Universalium

  • marsh hawk — n. a large, gray American hawk (Circus cyaneus) that nests on the ground and preys on mice, frogs, snakes, etc.: the only North American harrier hawk …   English World dictionary

  • marsh hawk — marsh′ hawk n. orn a common harrier of North America Circus cyaneus hudsonius[/ex] • Etymology: 1805–15, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • marsh hawk — noun common harrier of North America and Europe; nests in marshes and open land • Syn: ↑northern harrier, ↑hen harrier, ↑Circus cyaneus • Hypernyms: ↑harrier • Member Holonyms: ↑Circus, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • marsh hawk — Hen Hen, n. [AS. henn, hen, h[ae]n; akin to D. hen, OHG. henna, G. henne, Icel. h?na, Dan. h[ o]na; the fem. corresponding to AS. hana cock, D. haan, OHG. hano, G. hahn, Icel. hani, Dan. & Sw. hane. Prob. akin to L. canere to sing, and orig.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • marsh hawk. — See northern harrier. [1765 75, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • marsh hawk — noun North American term for hen harrier …   English new terms dictionary

  • marsh hawk. — See northern harrier. [1765 75, Amer.] …   Useful english dictionary

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