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Meaning of ACCIPITER

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  type genus of the family Accipitridae
 

ACCIPITER is a 9 letter word that starts with A.

 

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

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 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.

 

 

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