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Definition of the noun accipiter

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noun - plural:

  • accipiter: accipiters
  • Accipiter: -

  1. type genus of the family Accipitridae

Alternative definition of the noun accipiter


  1. [surgery] A bandage applied over the nose, resembling the claw of a hawk.

Phrases with Accipiter

Phrases starting with the word Accipiter:

  1. Accipiter nanus
  2. accipiter nisus
  3. Accipiter badius
  4. Accipiter bicolor
  5. Accipiter butleri
  6. Accipiter gularis
  7. Accipiter henstii
  8. Accipiter tachiro
  9. Accipiter brevipes
  10. Accipiter collaris
  11. accipiter cooperii
  12. accipiter gentilis
  13. Accipiter imitator
  14. Accipiter minullus
  15. Accipiter princeps

Phrases ending with the word Accipiter:

  1. genus accipiter
  2. Aleyda Accipiter
  3. Xestia Accipiter
  4. Species Accipiter
  5. Tabanus Accipiter

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Accipiter

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Google previewReader's Digest North American Wildlife (1998)

by Susan J. Wernert, Reader's Digest, Reader's Digest Association

An accipiter is a hawk with rounded wings and a long tail; a buteo, a hawk with broad wings and a short tail. The wings of an eagle agle are very long and broad; those of an osprey are narrow and bent back at the wrist. A harrier (Marsh Hawk) ...

Google previewInstant Encyclopaedia of Geography (1993)

by Shatrughna Prasad Sinha

Accipiter is a cosmopolitan genus, and in addition to the one montane species there are a further six to eight species (depending on taxonomy) in lowland forest and savanna in Africa. A. rufiventris may have originated from immigration of A.

Google previewThe Cambridge Natural History (1899)

by Sidney Frederic Harmer, Sir Arthur Everett Shipley

Accipiter is a genus of some thirty species, which rival Goshawks in spirit and daring ; they inhabit nearly the whole world, but hardly extend to Polynesia. The flight is quick and vigorous, with rapid turns ; the prey being captured with a dash as ...

Google previewBetter Birding (2015)

Tips, Tools, and Concepts for the Field by George L. Armistead, Brian L. Sullivan

The genus Accipiter is the largest within the family, containing about fifty species worldwide,1 with representatives on all continents except Antarctica, most of which are named “goshawks” or “sparrowhawks” (the latter not to be confused with ...

Google previewNotes of a Bookworm (1828)

Or, Selections from the Portfolio of a Literary Gentleman by A literary gentleman

Ulutatus accipiter is a mewed hawk, ...

Google previewPantologia (1813)

A new cyclopaedia, comprehending a complete series of essays, treatises, and systems, alphabetically arranged; with a general dictionary of arts, sciences and words ... illustrated with engravings, those on history being from original drawings by Edwards and others ... by John Mason Good, Olinthus Gregory, Newton Bosworth

Accipiter means also a bandage for the nose, from the tightness of its grasp, or iu hawk's-claw shape. ACCIPITRANA. SeeTIiERACiuM, and Sisymbrium. ACCIPITRES. The first order of the Linnean class. Birds: the ordinal character being, bill ...

Google previewNotes of a bookworm; or Selections from the portfolio of a literary gentleman (1828)

by Notes

Mutatus accipiter is a mewed hawk, and hence the mews ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Falconry (2000)

by Adrian Walker

143010• ACCIPITER (Latin = bird of prey.) The genus which contains (among others) the short-winged hawks of traditional falconry. Typically, they inhabit forests and woodland. There are some 50 species world-wide13, from thrush- sized ...

Google previewUniversal Technological Dictionary Or Familiar Explanation of the Terms Used in All Arts and Sciences (1823)

Containing Definitions Drawn from the Original Writers : in Two Volumes by George Crabb

The two species principally known are the — Accipiter palumbarius, or Goss- hawk, so called because it takes doves. It is the >>V£ Q<w<re<p»o< of Aristotle ; the Accipiter palumbarius of Aldrovandus ; and the Falco palumbarius of Linnxus.

Google previewUniversal Technological Dictionary, Or Familiar Explanation of the Terms Used in All Arts and Sciences, Containing Definitions Drawn from the Original Writers and Illustrated by Plates, Epigrams, Cuts, &c. by George Crabb (1833)


The two species principally known are e—Accipiter palumliarius, or Goss-hawk, so called because it takes doves. It is the lipai ¢amro¢6m of Aristotle; the Accipiter palumbarius of Aldrovandus; and the False palumbnrius of Linnaeus— Accipiter ...

Google previewLexicon Graecum (1539)

14εξακοι, o accipiter, miluu... αέ τέ Α ϊτώh βάρμ. ίνα ήμα.facroimperio,magjiratύ, . 4μετεgor. ΙσραήίωJacro imperiofitngor/acro4. nagjtratu o prafcέίura. Genii. Α. Βud. com. ΙεράθJacrafacere. ίερατέα.α.λ.σ Ιεράtaoν.ε.δ.σ ίεράτομα,ατοι. ". /acerdotium ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Zoology (2003)

by Michael Allaby

Accipiter (sparrowhawks, goshawks) SeeAccipitridae. Accipitridae (hawks, eagles, buzzards, kites, Old World vultures; class *Aves, order *Falconiformes) The largest family of birds of prey, containing many cosmopolitan genera, especially ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

ACCIPITER, in ichthyology, a name given by Gellius, and some authors, to the fish called by others the mil-vus and lucerna. It is a species of the trigla, and is distinguished by Artedi, by the name of the trigla, with the head a little accule- ated, ...

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Accipiter Meaning

Video shows what accipiter means. Any hawk of the genus Accipiter.. A bandage applied over the nose, resembling the claw of a hawk.. accipiter pronunciation.

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Scrabble value of A1C3C3I1P3I1T1E1R1

The value of this 9-letter word is 15 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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