Harpagornis

noun
Har·​pa·​gor·​nis | \ ˈhärpəˈgȯrnə̇s \

Definition of Harpagornis

: a genus of extinct birds (family Accipitridae) much larger than any existing eagle and found in the Pleistocene of New Zealand

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History and Etymology for Harpagornis

New Latin, from Greek harpag-, harpax rapacious + New Latin -ornis; akin to Greek harpagē hook, rake

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“Harpagornis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Harpagornis. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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