Accipitridae

plural noun

Ac·​ci·​pit·​ri·​dae
ˌaksəˈpi‧trəˌdē,
÷ˌasə-
: 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

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Accipitr-, Accipiter, type genus + -idae

First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Accipitridae was in 1885

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“Accipitridae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Accipitridae. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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