Definition of Roughleg

1. Noun. Large hawk of the northern hemisphere that feeds chiefly on small rodents and is beneficial to farmers.

Exact synonyms: Buteo Lagopus, Rough-legged Hawk
Generic synonyms: Hawk
Group relationships: Buteo, Genus Buteo



Definition of Roughleg

1. n. 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.

Definition of Roughleg

1. Noun. ''Buteo lagopus'', a bird of prey. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Roughleg

1. a large hawk [n -S]

Medical Definition of Roughleg

1. Any one of several species of large hawks of the genus Archibuteo, having the legs feathered to the toes. Synonym: rough-legged hawk, and rough-legged buzzard. The best known species is Archibuteo lagopus of Northern Europe, with its darker American variety (Sancti-johannis). The latter is often nearly or quite black. The ferruginous roughleg (Archibuteo ferrugineus) inhabits Western North America. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Roughleg

roughhewers
roughhewing
roughhewn
roughhews
roughhouse
roughhoused
roughhouses
roughhousing
roughie
roughies
roughing
roughing up
roughings
roughish
roughishly
roughleg (current term)
roughlegs
roughly
roughneck
roughnecked
roughnecking
roughnecks
roughness
roughnesses
roughrider
roughriders
roughs
roughs up
roughscuff
roughsetter

Literary usage of Roughleg

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Yearbook of the United States Department of Agriculture by United States Dept. of Agriculture (1895)
"... and the ferruginous roughleg, от squirrel hawk, as it is sometimes called on account of its great fondness for the ground squirrels so destructive in ..."

2. Hawks and Owls from the Standpoint of the Farmer by Albert Kenrick Fisher (1895)
"The rough-legged howk, and the ferruginous roughleg, or squirrel hawk, ... The winter range of the roughleg is determined more by the fall of snow than by ..."

3. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1904)
"If the player wins, the entire stake is his; if the contrary is the case, the stake belongs to the bank. roughleg. An American buzzard-hawk of the genus ..."

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