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goshawk

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noun gos·hawk \ˈgäs-ˌhȯk\

Definition of goshawk

  1. :  any of several long-tailed hawks with short rounded wings; especially :  a large accipiter (Accipiter gentilis) of the northern hemisphere that is grayish-blue above with a barred white-and-gray underside and has a white stripe above and behind the eye



Origin and Etymology of goshawk

Middle English goshawke, from Old English gōshafoc, from gōs goose + hafoc hawk


First Known Use: before 12th century


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