Definition for AC-CIP'I-TER

AC-CIP'I-TER, n. [L. ad and capio, to seize.]

  1. A name given to a fish, the Milvus or Lucerna, a species of Trigla. – Cyc.
  2. In ornithology, the name of the order of rapacious fowls. The Accipiters have a hooked bill, the superior mandible, near the base, being extended on each side beyond the inferior. The genera are the Vultur, the Falco or hawk, and the Strix or owl.

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