noun as·tur \ˈastə(r)\

Definition of astur

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus consisting of the goshawks and sometimes considered a subgenus of Accipiter

  2. 2 plural -s :  goshawk

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Origin and Etymology of astur

New Latin, from astur, a hawk (probably a 16th century insertion in the manuscript of a Late Latin writer), probably from Romansh, hawk, from Latin accipiter — more at accipiter

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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