capitalized : a genus consisting of the goshawks and sometimes considered a subgenus of Accipiter
plural -s : goshawk

Word History


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

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“Astur.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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