buteo

noun
bu·​teo | \ ˈbyü-tē-ˌō How to pronounce buteo (audio) \
plural buteos

Definition of buteo

: any of a genus (Buteo) of hawks with broad rounded wings, relatively short tails, and soaring flight

First Known Use of buteo

1797, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for buteo

New Latin, genus name, from Latin, a hawk

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“Buteo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buteo. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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