Definition of mosquito hawk in English:

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mosquito hawk


1A nighthawk.
Example sentences
  • The fish hawk is the osprey; the marsh hawk is a harrier; the mosquito hawk is a kite; Cooper's hawk is an accipiter; Harris' hawk is a buteonine, a hawk closely related to buteos but put in a different genus; the duck hawk is a falcon; and the rough-legged hawk is a buteo!
2A dragonfly.
Example sentences
  • Adults look like huge mosquitoes, which explains the common names mosquito hawk and Montana mosquito.
  • If the mosquito hawks are killed, the mosquitoes come back in greater numbers than before.
  • Although it is rumoured that mosquito hawks eat mosquitoes, that is not the case with crane flies.

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Syllabification: mos·qui·to hawk

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