bu·​teo ˈbyü-tē-ˌō How to pronounce buteo (audio)
plural buteos
: any of a genus (Buteo) of hawks with broad rounded wings, relatively short tails, and soaring flight

Word History


New Latin, genus name, from Latin, a hawk

First Known Use

1797, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of buteo was in 1797

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Cite this Entry

“Buteo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buteo. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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