red-tailed hawk

noun \ ˈred-ˌtāld- \
|Updated on: 4 May 2018

Definition of red-tailed hawk

: a widely distributed chiefly rodent-eating New World hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) that is usually mottled dusky above and white streaked dusky and tinged with buff below and has a rather short typically reddish tail called also redtail

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First Known Use of red-tailed hawk

1805

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RED-TAILED HAWK Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of red-tailed hawk for English Language Learners

  • : a type of American hawk that has a reddish tail


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