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A lanner falcon, especially a female of the species.

[Middle English laner, from Old French lanier, woolweaver, coward, from Latin lānārius, woolworker, from lāna, wool.]
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1. (Animals) a large falcon, Falco biarmicus, of Mediterranean regions, N Africa, and S Asia
2. (Falconry) falconry the female of this falcon. Compare lanneret
[C15: from Old French (faucon) lanier cowardly (falcon), from Latin lanārius wool worker, coward; referring to its sluggish flight and timid nature]
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(ˈlæn ər)

1. a falcon, Falco biarmicus, of S Europe, N Africa, and S Asia.
2. the female of this bird.
[1250–1300; Middle English laner < Middle French lanier literally, wool weaver (< Latin lānārius)]
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