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

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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First Known Use of Accipitridae

1885, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Accipitridae

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

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“Accipitridae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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