Definition of accipiter
: any of a genus (Accipiter) of medium-sized forest-inhabiting hawks that have short broad wings and a long tail and a characteristic flight pattern of several quick flaps and a glide
accipitrineplay \-ˈsi-pə-ˌtrīn\ adjective or noun
Origin and Etymology of accipiter
New Latin, genus name, from Latin, hawk
First Known Use: 14th century
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