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per·e·grine

 (pĕr′ə-grĭn, -grēn′)
n.
A peregrine falcon.
adj.
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.]

peregrine

(ˈpɛrɪɡrɪn)
adj
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)]

per•e•grine

(ˈpɛr ɪ grɪn, -ˌgrin, -ˌgraɪn)

adj.
1. wandering, traveling, or migrating.
2. foreign; alien; coming from abroad.
n.
[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"
Translations

peregrine

[ˈperɪgrɪn]
A. Nhalcón m común, neblí m
B. CPD peregrine falcon Nhalcón m peregrino

peregrine (falcon)

nWanderfalke m

peregrine

[ˈpɛrɪgrɪn] peregrine falcon nfalco pellegrino
References in classic literature ?
I happen to know that Smollett wrote Peregrine Pickle.
I remember, in the catalogue, being impressed by the title, "The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle.
Its shrill and piercing cries drew all eyes upon it, and, as it came nearer, a dark spot which circled above it resolved itself into a peregrine falcon, which hovered over its head, poising itself from time to time, and watching its chance of closing with its clumsy quarry.
From that blessed little room, Roderick Random, Peregrine Pickle, Humphrey Clinker, Tom Jones, the Vicar of Wakefield, Don Quixote, Gil Blas, and Robinson Crusoe, came out, a glorious host, to keep me company.
Peregrines are responding to the city's siren song and thriving in urban environments.
And some peregrines thrive in a most unusual habitat--cities