roughleg
noun Date: 1895 rough-legged hawk

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

  • ferruginous roughleg — noun or ferruginous rough legged hawk : a rather large light colored rough legged hawk (Buteo regalis) that feeds chiefly on rodents and is widely distributed in western No. America …   Useful english dictionary

  • Archibuteo ferrugineus — 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

  • Archibuteo lagopus — 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

  • 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

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sancti-johannis — 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

  • 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 — 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

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