Swain·son's hawk noun \ˈswān(t)-sənz-\
: a buteo (Buteo swainsonii) chiefly of western North America and South America having pointed wings and usually a dark breast
Origin of SWAINSON'S HAWK
†1855 English naturalist
First Known Use: 1895
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