Swainson's hawk

noun
Swain·​son's hawk | \ˈswān(t)-sənz- \

Definition of Swainson's hawk 

: a buteo (Buteo swainsonii) chiefly of western North America and South America having pointed wings and usually a dark breast

First Known Use of Swainson's hawk

1895, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Swainson's hawk

William Swainson †1855 English naturalist

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Swainson's hawk

Share Swainson's hawk

Dictionary Entries near Swainson's hawk

swain

swainling

swainmote

Swainson's hawk

swainsona

Swainson pea

SWAK

Statistics for Swainson's hawk

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for Swainson's hawk

The first known use of Swainson's hawk was in 1895

See more words from the same year

Comments on Swainson's hawk

What made you want to look up Swainson's hawk? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

playful or foolish behavior

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Autumn Words of the Day 2018

  • a-top-down-image-of-road-through-an-autumn-forest
  • Which is a synonym of fugacious?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!