Definitions for: Accipiter


[n] type genus of the family Accipitridae



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

2. (Surg.) A bandage applied over the nose, resembling the
claw of a hawk.

Synonyms: genus Accipiter

See Also: Accipiter cooperii, Accipiter gentilis, Accipiter nisus, Accipitridae, bird genus, blue darter, Cooper's hawk, family Accipitridae, goshawk, sparrow hawk

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