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kes·trel

 (kĕs′trəl)
n.
1. A small falcon (Falco sparverius) found throughout the Americas, having vertical black stripes under the eyes and characteristically hovering over fields to hunt. Also called sparrow hawk.
2. A small falcon (Falco tinnunculus) of Europe, Asia, and Africa that hovers when hunting and has reddish-brown plumage and a gray head.
3. Any of various similar falcons of the genus Falco that hover when hunting.

[Probably from obsolete French cresserelle, from Old French cresserele, probably from cresselle, clacker, kestrel.]
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kestrel

(ˈkɛstrəl)
n
(Animals) any of several small falcons, esp the European Falco tinnunculus, that tend to hover against the wind and feed on small mammals on the ground
[C15: changed from Old French cresserele, from cressele rattle, from Vulgar Latin crepicella (unattested), from Latin crepitāre to crackle, from crepāre to rustle]
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kes•trel

(ˈkɛs trəl)

n.
any of various small falcons that hover as they hunt, esp. Falco sparverius, of North America, and F. tinnunculus, of Eurasia.
[1400–50; late Middle English castrell < Middle French quercerelle]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kestrel - small North American falconkestrel - small North American falcon    
falcon - diurnal birds of prey having long pointed powerful wings adapted for swift flight
Falco, genus Falco - a genus of Falconidae
2.kestrel - small Old World falcon that hovers in the air against a windkestrel - small Old World falcon that hovers in the air against a wind
falcon - diurnal birds of prey having long pointed powerful wings adapted for swift flight
Falco, genus Falco - a genus of Falconidae
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Translations
valk
керкенезсоколчерношипа ветрушка
falcóxoriguerxoriguer comúxoriguer gros
poštolkapoštolka obecná
falktårnfalk
falkokestreloturfalko
cernícalo comúnhalcón
tuuletallaja
haukkajalohaukkatuulihaukka
sokol
vércsevörös vércse
fálkihaukurturnfálkivalur
황조롱이
falco
pelėsakalis
torenvalkvalk
falkhauktårnfalk
falcãopeneireiro-vulgar
sokolsokol myšiar
navádna postôvkasokol
sokoсоко
falktornfalk
bayağı kerkenezkerkenez
боривiтерпостiльгасапсансокіл
chim cắt

kestrel

[ˈkestrəl] Ncernícalo m (vulgar)
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kestrel

[ˈkɛstrəl] nfaucon m crécerelle
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kestrel

nTurmfalke m
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kestrel

[ˈkɛstrl] ngheppio
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