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 (făl′kə-nĕt′, fôl′-, fô′kə-)
1. A small or young falcon.
2. Any of several small falcons, especially any of several species of the genus Microhierax native to tropical Asia.
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(ˈfɔːlkəˌnɛt; ˈfɔːkə-)
1. (Animals) any of various small falcons, esp any of the Asiatic genus Microhierax
2. (Military) a small light cannon used from the 15th to 17th centuries
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(ˈfɔl kəˌnɛt, ˈfæl-, ˈfɔ kə-)

any of several small Asian falcons, esp. of the genus Microhierax.
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