accipitrid

noun, often attributive
ac·​cip·​i·​trid | \ -pə‧trə̇d \
plural -s

Definition of accipitrid

: a bird of the family Accipitridae

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First Known Use of accipitrid

1946, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for accipitrid

New Latin, Accipitridae

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“Accipitrid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/accipitrid. Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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