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Meaning of red-tailed hawk

red'-tailed hawk'

Pronunciation: (red'tāld"), [key]
  1. a North American hawk, Buteo jamaicensis, dark brown above, whitish with black streaking below, and having a reddish-brown tail. See illus. under
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