rough-legged hawk

rough-legged hawk
rough′-leg`ged hawk′
n.
orn a large hawk, Buteo lagopus, of the Northern Hemisphere, with feathered legs and a white tail with a broad black band
Etymology: 1805–15, amer.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • rough-legged hawk — Rough legged Rough legged , a. (Zo[ o]l.) Having the legs covered with feathers; said of a bird. [1913 Webster] {rough legged hawk}. (Zo[ o]l.) See {Roughleg}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rough-legged hawk — ☆ rough legged hawk [ruf′leg΄id ] n. a large hawk (Buteo lagopus) having legs covered with feathers to the base of the toes …   English World dictionary

  • rough-legged hawk — Roughleg Rough leg , n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of large hawks of the genus {Archibuteo}, having the legs feathered to the toes. Called also {rough legged hawk}, and {rough legged buzzard}. [1913 Webster] Note: The best known… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rough-legged hawk — noun large hawk of the northern hemisphere that feeds chiefly on small rodents and is beneficial to farmers • Syn: ↑roughleg, ↑Buteo lagopus • Hypernyms: ↑hawk • Member Holonyms: ↑Buteo, ↑genus Buteo * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • rough-legged hawk — noun Date: 1811 a large circumpolar arctic hawk (Buteo lagopus) that winters southward and typically has a white tail with a wide black band or bands at the tip …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • rough-legged hawk — /ruf leg id, legd / a large hawk, Buteo lagopus, of the Northern Hemisphere, that feeds chiefly on small rodents. [1805 15, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Rough-legged — a. (Zo[ o]l.) Having the legs covered with feathers; said of a bird. [1913 Webster] {rough legged hawk}. (Zo[ o]l.) See {Roughleg}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rough-legged Buzzard — Taxobox name = Rough legged Buzzard status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Falconiformes familia = Accipitridae genus = Buteo species = B. lagopus binomial = Buteo lagopus binomial… …   Wikipedia

  • rough-legged buzzard — Roughleg Rough leg , n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of large hawks of the genus {Archibuteo}, having the legs feathered to the toes. Called also {rough legged hawk}, and {rough legged buzzard}. [1913 Webster] Note: The best known… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rough-legged buzzard — noun (Buteo lagopus), a medium large bird of prey Syn: rough legged hawk …   Wiktionary

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