buteo

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noun bu·teo \ˈbyü-tē-ˌō\

Definition of buteo

plural

buteos

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

Origin and Etymology of buteo

New Latin, genus name, from Latin, a hawk


First Known Use: 1940

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