n. pl.1.(Zool.) 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.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
The helminth fauna of predatory birds (Accipitres and Striges) of the environment of Lublin.
Krankheiten bei Greifvogeln (Accipitres) und bei Eulen (Strages) mit Ausnahme der parasitaren Erkrankungen [in German] [dissertation].