caracara

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noun ca·ra·ca·ra \ˌka-rə-ˈka-rə, -ə-kə-ˈrä\

Definition of caracara

  1. :  any of various large long-legged hawks found from the southern U.S. to South America that are classified with the falcons

Origin and Etymology of caracara

Spanish caracara & Portuguese caracará, from Tupi karakará


First Known Use: 1838


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