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sparrow hawk

sparrow hawk

noun

Definition of SPARROW HAWK

:  any of various small hawks: as
a :  an Old World accipiter (Accipiter nisus) that is dark gray to blackish above with the female having a grayish-brown barred underside and the male having a chestnut barred underside
b :  kestrel b

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First Known Use of SPARROW HAWK

15th century

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