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Coo·per's hawk(ko͞o′pərz, ko͝op′ərz)
A medium-sized North American hawk (Accipiter cooperii) that has rounded wings and a rusty breast and preys chiefly on small birds and mammals.
[After William Cooper (1797-1864), American ornithologist.]
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(Animals) a small North American hawk, Accipiter cooperii, having a bluish-grey back and wings and a reddish-brown breast
[C19: named after William Cooper (died 1864), American naturalist]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
a North American hawk, Accipiter cooperii, having a gray back and a rusty breast.
[1820–30, Amer.; after William Cooper (d. 1864), U.S. ornithologist]
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|Noun||1.||Cooper's hawk - bluish-grey North American hawk having a darting flight|
hawk - diurnal bird of prey typically having short rounded wings and a long tail
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