Definition of Goshawk

1. Noun. Large hawk of Eurasia and North America used in falconry.

Exact synonyms: Accipiter Gentilis
Generic synonyms: Hawk
Group relationships: Accipiter, Genus Accipiter



Definition of Goshawk

1. n. Any large hawk of the genus Astur, of which many species and varieties are known. The European (Astur palumbarius) and the American (A. atricapillus) are the best known species. They are noted for their powerful flight, activity, and courage. The Australian goshawk (A. Novæ-Hollandiæ) is pure white.

Definition of Goshawk

1. Noun. Any of several birds of prey in the genus, ''Accipiter''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Goshawk

1. a large hawk [n -S]

Medical Definition of Goshawk

1. Any large hawk of the genus Astur, of which many species and varieties are known. The European (Astur palumbarius) and the American (A. Atricapillus) are the best known species. They are noted for their powerful flight, activity, and courage. The Australian goshawk (A. Novae-Hollandiae) is pure white. Origin: AS. Gshafuc, lit, goosehawk; or Icel. Gashaukr. See Goose, and Hawk the bird. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Goshawk

gorses
gorsier
gorsiest
gorsoon
gorsoons
gorsy
gortdrumite
gory
gos
gosan-chiku
goserelin
gosh
gosha
goshawful
goshawfully
goshawk (current term)
goshawks
goshdarn
goshdarnit
goshdurn
gosherd
gosherds
gosht
goshts
goslarite
goslet
goslets
gosling
goslings
gosmore

Literary usage of Goshawk

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1. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1907)
"The writer's theory is, that the goshawk, hungry and ill at ease from t ho severe cold, while looking for its bre.akfa.st, encountered the owl. then ..."

2. The Ottawa Naturalist by Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club (1907)
"The following two incidents, which came under the writer's notice, show the fierceness of the goshawk. About May 15th, 1905, Mr. F. Sack, ..."

3. The Birds of America by John James] [Audubon (1840)
"The goshawk is of rare occurrence in most parts of the United States, and the districts of North America to which it usually retires to breed are as yet ..."

4. Encyclopaedia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature by Francis Lieber, Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1831)
"The goshawk is 21 inches in length; the bill anil cere are blue; crown, black, ... The goshawk feeds on mice and small birds, and eagerly devours raw flesh. ..."

5. The American Cyclopædia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1874)
"goshawk, a bird of prey of the family fal- ... The only species in the United States is the American goshawk (A. atricapillus, Wils. ..."

6. English and Scottish Ballads by Francis James Child (1866)
"O WELL is me, my jolly goshawk, That ye can speak and flee ; For ye can carry a love-letter To my true love from me." " O how can I carry a letter to her, ..."

7. Magazine of Natural History edited by John Claudius Loudon, Edward Charlesworth, John Denson (1829)
"Zool. are doubtless only the young of the goshawk. It may here be well to observe, that modern ornithologists consider that there is no such bird as the ..."

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