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Definition of the noun accipiter

What does accipiter mean as a name of something?

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 previewThe Ibis (1896)

is called Accipiter affinis, Hodgson, by Gurney, and may certainly be considered subspecifically distinct from typical A. virgatus, on account of its larger size, browner and much less ...

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

by Notes

Mutatus accipiter is a mewed hawk, ...

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 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 ... by John Mason Good, Newton Bosworth

Accipiter means also a bandage for the nose, from the tightness of its grasp, or its hawk's-claw shape. - ACCIPITRANA. See HIER aci UM, and Sisy M B R IUM. ACCIPITRES. The first order of the Linnéan class, Birds: the ordinal character ...

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 previewA Dictionary of Owa (2014)

A Language of the Solomon Islands by Greg Mellow

Accipiter hiogaster kugau Island Imperial Pigeon and other large pigeons. Ducula pistrinaria and allied species. kugautono asia k.o. pigeon kugau magafe light coloured terns, (Great Crested Tern, Roseate Tern, Common Tern, Black Naped ...

Google previewHelm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names (2010)

by James A. Jobling

Accipiter nisus, Microhierax). fringillaroides From syn. specific name Accipiter fringillarius Eyton, 1836 (= Accipiter nisus, Eurasian Sparrowhawk); Gr. -oide#s ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of New York State (2005)

by Peter R. Eisenstadt, Laura-Eve Moss

immer Chordeiles minor Accipiter cooperii Vermivora chrysoptera Ammodramus savannarum Eremophila alpestris Accipiter gentilis Pandion haliaetus Melanerpes erythrocephalus Buteo lineatus Ammodramus maritimus Accipiter striatus ...



Cooper's hawk {accipiter Cooperi, Bonap.) is about 20 in. long, with an extent of wings of 38 in. ; the form is more long and slender than in the falcons and goshawk, the wings are short, and the tarsi and tail long; the general color above is dark ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1896)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature

An insect-eating hawk, Harpagus diodon, is closely resembled by a bird-eating hawk, Accipiter pileatus.

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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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