Definition of blue hawk in English:

blue hawk

noun

  • 1historical
    Any of various birds of prey with bluish-grey plumage; specifically the sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus), the merlin (Falco columbarius), the peregrine (F. peregrinus), and the male hen harrier (Circus cyaneus). Now historical.

  • 2US
    rare US. The male hen (or northern) harrier (Circus cyaneus) and the goshawk (Accipiter gentilis). Now rare.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in The Monthly Review. From blue + hawk.

Pronunciation

blue hawk

/ˈbluː hɔːk/