Harpagornis

noun Har·pa·gor·nis \ˈhärpəˈgȯrnə̇s\

Definition of Harpagornis

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of harpagornis

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


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