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Definition: Buteo borealis
(h[add]k), n. [OE. hauk (prob. fr. Icel.), havek,
AS. hafoc, heafoc; akin to D. havik, OHG. habuh, G. habicht,
Icel. haukr, Sw. h["o]k, Dan. h["o]g, prob. from the root of
E. heave.] (Zo["o]l.)
One of numerous species and genera of rapacious birds of the
. They differ from the true falcons in
lacking the prominent tooth and notch of the bill, and in
having shorter and less pointed wings. Many are of large size
and grade into the eagles. Some, as the goshawk, were
formerly trained like falcons. In a more general sense the
word is not infrequently applied, also, to true falcons, as
the sparrow hawk, pigeon hawk, duck hawk, and prairie hawk.
Note: Among the common American species are the red-tailed
hawk (Buteo borealis
); the red-shouldered (Buteo lineatus
); the broad-winged (Buteo Pennsylvanicus
the rough-legged (Archibuteo lagopus
sharp-shinned (Accipiter fuscus
). See Fishhawk
, Marsh hawk
, under Marsh
, Night hawk
(Zo["o]l.), the honey buzzard.
. See under Eagle
(Zo["o]l.), an Asiatic bird of the genus
, or Limn[ae]tus
, intermediate between the
hawks and eagles. There are several species.
(Zo["o]l.), a voracious fly of the family
. See Hornet fly
, under Hornet
. (Zo["o]l.) See Hawk moth
, in the Vocabulary.
(a) A northern owl (Surnia ulula
) of Europe and America. It
flies by day, and in some respects resembles the hawks.
(b) An owl of India (Ninox scutellatus
(Horology), the pawl for the rack, in the
striking mechanism of a clock.
Having a red tail.
(Zo["o]l.), a large North American hawk
). When adult its tail is chestnut red.
Called also hen hawck
, and red-tailed buzzard
(b[u^]z"z[~e]rd), n.[O.E. busard, bosard, F.
busard, fr. buse, L. buteo, a kind of falcon or hawk.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) A bird of prey of the Hawk family, belonging to
the genus Buteo
and related genera.
2. (Zo["o]l.) In the United States, a term used for the
), and sometimes
indiscriminately to any vulture.
Note: The Buteo vulgaris
is the common buzzard of Europe.
The American species (of which the most common are
, Buteo Pennsylvanicus
, and Buteo lineatus
) are usually called hen hawks. -- The
rough-legged buzzard, or bee hawk, of Europe (Pernis apivorus
) feeds on bees and their larv[ae], with other
insects, and reptiles. -- The moor buzzard of Europe is
. See Turkey buzzard
, the fishhawk or osprey. See Fishhawk
2. A blockhead; a dunce.
It is common, to a proverb, to call one who can not
be taught, or who continues obstinately ignorant, a
, n. [AS. henn, hen, h[ae]n; akin to D. hen, OHG.
henna, G. henne, Icel. h?na, Dan. h["o]na; the fem.
corresponding to AS. hana cock, D. haan, OHG. hano, G. hahn,
Icel. hani, Dan. & Sw. hane. Prob. akin to L. canere to sing,
and orig. meaning, a singer. Cf. Chanticleer
The female of the domestic fowl; also, the female of grouse,
pheasants, or any kind of birds; as, the heath hen; the gray
Note: Used adjectively or in combination to indicate the
female; as, hen canary, hen eagle, hen turkey, peahen.
(a) A clam of the Mactra
, and allied genera; the sea clam
or surf clam. See Surf clam
(b) A California clam of the genus Pachydesma
. See Hen harrier
(Zo["o]l.), a hawk (Circus cyaneus
), found in
Europe and America; -- called also dove hawk
, hen driver
, and usually, in America, marsh hawk
. See Marsh hawk
(Zo["o]l.), one of several species of large hawks
which capture hens; esp., the American red-tailed hawk
), the red-shouldered hawk (Buteo lineatus
), and the goshawk.