northern harrier

noun

Definition of northern harrier

  1. :  a widely distributed brown or grayish hawk (Circus cyaneus) that inhabits open and marshy regions and has a conspicuous white patch on the rump —called also marsh hawk

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First Known Use of northern harrier

1980

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