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 (pĕr′ə-grĭn, -grēn′)
A peregrine falcon.
1. Roving or wandering.
2. Archaic Foreign; alien.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin peregrīnus, wandering, pilgrim, from Latin, foreigner, from pereger, being abroad : per-, through; see per- + ager, land; see agro- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. coming from abroad
2. travelling or migratory; wandering
[C14: from Latin peregrīnus foreign, from pereger being abroad, from per through + ager land (that is, beyond one's own land)]
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(ˈpɛr ɪ grɪn, -ˌgrin, -ˌgraɪn)

1. wandering, traveling, or migrating.
2. foreign; alien; coming from abroad.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin peregrīnus foreign, derivative of peregrē abroad =per- per- + -egr-, comb. form of ager field + adv. suffix]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.peregrine - a widely distributed falcon formerly used in falconryperegrine - a widely distributed falcon formerly used in falconry
falcon - diurnal birds of prey having long pointed powerful wings adapted for swift flight
Falco, genus Falco - a genus of Falconidae
falcon-gentil, falcon-gentle - female falcon especially a female peregrine falcon
Adj.1.peregrine - migratory; "a restless mobile society"; "the nomadic habits of the Bedouins"; "believed the profession of a peregrine typist would have a happy future"; "wandering tribes"
unsettled - not settled or established; "an unsettled lifestyle"
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A. Nhalcón m común, neblí m
B. CPD peregrine falcon Nhalcón m peregrino
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peregrine (falcon)

nWanderfalke m
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[ˈpɛrɪgrɪn] peregrine falcon nfalco pellegrino
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From 2013, Rwanda experienced a disease in eucalyptus trees identified as 'Thaumastocoris Peregrinus' ravaging forests feeding on eucalyptus leaves and sucking trees' fluids, hence impeding their proper growth and withering.
Air sac nematode (Serratospiculum tendo) infection in an Austral peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus cassini) in Argentina.
Thaumastocoris peregrinus Carpintero & Dellape (Hemiptera: Thaumastocoridae) (Carpintero & Dellape 2006) (previously called Thaumastocoris australicus Kirkaldy) is an important pest found in eucalyptus trees in Africa, Latin America, Europe, and Oceania (EPPO 2015).
(75) We could look, first, to Peregrinus s cognitive capacities including non-moral beliefs, or, second, to their belief-forming methods.
There are five types of most trafficked birds of prey - saker falcon (falco cherrug), shaheen falcon (falco peregrinus peregrinator), laggar falcon (falco jugger), peregrine falcon (falco peregrinus) and golden eagle (aquila chrysaetos).
O percevejo-bronzeado, Thaumastocoris peregrinus Carpintero & Dellape (Hemiptera: Thaumastocoridae), e um inseto-praga do genero Eucalyptus, de origem australiana, com notavel dispersao por varios locais do globo na ultima decada.
Wooding argues that the ascetic progression from monastic communities to the solitary life is integral to becoming both a bishop and a peregrinus in the VIS.
Arctic peregrine falcons Falco peregrinus tundrius (hereafter Arctic peregrine), which were a species of conservation concern during the 1950s-1990s, breed at high latitudes in portions of Alaska, Canada and Greenland (White 1968, US Dept of the Interior [USDOI] 2008).
As expected from previous and more detailed studies, analysis of these pellets showed that Common Ringtail Possum Pseudocheirus peregrinus was the most common prey, and occurred in 79 pellets.
While the peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus) is well known as a permanent resident in the Trans-Pecos region of Texas (Van Tyne and Sutton, 1937; Bent, 1938; Hunt and Rogers, 1973; Wauer, 1973; Oberholser, 1974; USFWS, 1984; Lockwood, 2001; McKinney 2005), few nesting records exist in the central Texas area.
peregrinus Tunstall, 1771), para las dos ultimas especies se ha indicado que usan la zona para invernar (Escalante 1988, Howell & Webb 1995, Smallwood & Bird 2002).