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accipitres


accipitres


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Accipiter  \Ac*cip"i*ter\,  n.;  pl  E.  {Accipiters}.  L. 
  {Accipitres}.  [L.,  hawk.] 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  genus  of  rapacious  birds;  one  of  the 
  Accipitres  or  Raptores. 
 
  2.  (Surg.)  A  bandage  applied  over  the  nose,  resembling  the 
  claw  of  a  hawk. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Accipitres  \Ac*cip"i*tres\,  n.  pl  [L.,  hawks.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  The  order  that  includes  rapacious  birds.  They  have  a  hooked 
  bill,  and  sharp,  strongly  curved  talons.  There  are  three 
  families,  represented  by  the  vultures,  the  falcons  or  hawks, 
  and  the  owls.