peregrine falcon


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peregrine falcon

n.
A swift-flying bird of prey (Falco peregrinus) having gray and white plumage. It is found worldwide and is much used in falconry. Also called duck hawk.

[Middle English, translation of Medieval Latin falcō peregrīnus (so called because they were caught in passage rather than taken from the nest as were eyas falcons).]

peregrine falcon

n
(Animals) a falcon, Falco peregrinus, occurring in most parts of the world, having a dark plumage on the back and wings and lighter underparts. See also duck hawk

per′egrine fal′con


n.
a cosmopolitan falcon, Falco peregrinus, that feeds on birds taken in flight.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.peregrine falcon - a widely distributed falcon formerly used in falconryperegrine falcon - 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
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