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Meaning of ACCIPITRES

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ac*cip"i*tres\, n. pl. [L., hawks.] (Zo["o]l.)
The order that includes rapacious birds. They have a hooked
bill, and sharp, strongly curved talons. There are three
families, represented by the vultures, the falcons or hawks,
and the owls.

 

 

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