accipitrine

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ac·cip·i·ter

 (ăk-sĭp′ĭ-tər)
n.
A hawk of the genus Accipiter, characterized by short wings and a long tail.

[Latin, hawk; see ōku- in Indo-European roots.]

ac·cip′i·trine′ (-trīn′, -trĭn) adj.

accipitrine

(ækˈsɪpɪˌtraɪn; -trɪn)
adj
1. Also: accipitral of, relating to, or resembling a hawk; rapacious
2. (Zoology) of, relating to, or belonging to the subfamily Accipitrinae, which includes the hawks
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Adj.1.accipitrine - of or relating to or belonging to the genus Accipiter (or to typical hawks)accipitrine - of or relating to or belonging to the genus Accipiter (or to typical hawks)