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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.]


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)]


(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]
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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B. CPD peregrine falcon Nhalcón m peregrino

peregrine (falcon)

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[ˈpɛrɪgrɪn] peregrine falcon nfalco pellegrino
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