Definition of Accipitridae
: a large family (order Falconiformes) of carnivorous birds having comparatively rounded wings, long legs, and an unnotched bill and including the typical hawks and goshawks, the kites, and usually the eagles — compare falconidae
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Origin and Etymology of accipitridae
New Latin, from Accipitr-, Accipiter, type genus + -idae
First Known Use: 1885
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