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(Falconry) falconry a female falcon, esp a female peregrine falcon
[C14: from Old French faucon-gentil literally: noble falcon]
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fal•con(ˈfɔl kən, ˈfæl-, ˈfɔ kən)
1. any of various birds of prey of the family Falconidae, having long pointed wings and capable of swift, agile flight.
a. the female gyrfalcon.
b. the female peregrine falcon.Compare tercel.
3. any bird of prey trained for use in falconry.
4. a small cannon in use from the 15th to the 17th centuries.
[1200–50; Middle English fauco(u)n, falcon < Anglo-French, Old French faucon < Late Latin falcōnem]
fal•co•nine (ˈfɔl kəˌnaɪn, -nɪn, ˈfæl-, ˈfɔ kə-) adj.
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