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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ak-sip-i-ter]
    • /ækˈsɪp ɪ tər/
    • /əkˈɪpɪtə/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-sip-i-ter]
    • /ækˈsɪp ɪ tər/

Definitions of accipiter word

  • noun accipiter any hawk of the genus Accipiter, typically having short rounded wings and a long tail 3
  • noun accipiter any of a genus (Accipiter) of small to medium-sized hawks with short, rounded wings and a long tail, as Cooper's hawk 3
  • noun accipiter a hawk of the genus Accipiter, having short, rounded wings and a long tail and feeding chiefly on small mammals and birds. 1
  • noun accipiter A hawk of a group distinguished by short, broad wings and relatively long legs, adapted for fast flight in wooded country. 1
  • noun accipiter (ornithology) Any hawk of the genus Accipiter. 0
  • noun accipiter (medicine, surgery) A bandage applied over the nose, resembling the claw of a hawk. 0

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Origin of accipiter

First appearance:

before 1870
One of the 26% newest English words
1870-75; < New Latin, Latin: hawk

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Parts of speech for Accipiter


accipiter popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 55% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 57% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

accipiter usage trend in Literature

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