Circaetus

noun
Circ·​aetus | \ (ˌ)sərˈkāətəs \

Definition of Circaetus

: a genus of large Old World hawks intermediate in characters between the eagles and the harriers

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History and Etymology for Circaetus

New Latin, from Greek kirkos hawk + New Latin -aëtus; akin to Latin crocire to croak (as of a raven), Sanskrit kṛkara, a kind of partridge, Old English hringan to ring

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“Circaetus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Circaetus. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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