any of numerous moths of the family Sphingidae, noted for their very swift flight and ability to hover while sipping nectar from flowers.
any of various moths of the family Sphingidae, having long narrow wings and powerful flight, with the ability to hover over flowers when feeding from the nectar Also called sphinx moth, hummingbird moth See also death’s-head moth
noun 1. a gray and white diurnal owl, Surnia ulula, of northern parts of the Northern Hemisphere, resembling a hawk in appearance and actions. noun 1. a hawklike northern owl, Surnia ulula, with a long slender tail and brownish speckled plumage
[hawk-nohz] /ˈhɔkˌnoʊz/ noun 1. a nose curved like the beak of a hawk.
[hawks] /hɔks/ noun 1. Howard (Winchester) 1896–1977, U.S. film director. [hawk] /hɔk/ noun 1. any of numerous birds of prey of the family Accipitridae, having a short, hooked beak, broad wings, and curved talons, often seen circling or swooping at low altitudes. 2. any of several similar, unrelated birds, as the . 3. Informal. a […]
- Hawks and doves
Popularly, “hawks” are those who advocate an aggressive foreign policy based on strong military power. “Doves” try to resolve international conflicts without the threat of force.