accipitrine


accipitrine
/ak sip"i trin, -truyn'/, adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or belonging to the family Accipitridae, comprising the hawks, Old World vultures, kites, harriers, and eagles.
2. raptorial; like or related to the birds of prey.
[1830-40; < L accipitr- (see ACCIPITRAL) + -INE1]

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  • Accipitrine — Ac*cip i*trine (#; 277), a. [Cf. F. accipitrin.] (Zo[ o]l.) Like or belonging to the Accipitres; raptorial; hawklike. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • accipitrine — [ak sip′ə trin΄] adj. of or relating to a family (Accipitridae) of diurnal birds of prey, including hawks, eagles, and kites …   English World dictionary

  • accipitrine — /ækˈsɪpətrin/ (say ak sipuhtreen) adjective 1. of the falcon species. 2. raptorial; like, or related to the birds of prey. Also, accipitral. {French accipitrine, from Latin accipiter bird of prey, ? from Greek ōkupteros swift winged + ine1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • accipitrine — adjective or noun see accipiter …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Accipitriné — Accipitrinae Accipitrinae …   Wikipédia en Français

  • accipitrine — adjective Like or belonging to the Accipitres; raptorial; hawklike …   Wiktionary

  • accipitrine — ac·cip·i·trine …   English syllables

  • accipitrine — having a nose like a hawk s beak …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • accipitrine — adjective of or relating to or belonging to the genus Accipiter (or to typical hawks) • Pertains to noun: ↑Accipiter …   Useful english dictionary

  • ac|cip|i|tral — «ak SIHP uh truhl», adjective. = accipitrine. (Cf. ↑accipitrine) …   Useful english dictionary