plural noun Ac·ci·pit·ri·dae \ˌaksəˈpi‧trəˌdē, ÷ˌasə-\

Definition of Accipitridae

  1. :  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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