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A peregrine falcon.
1. Roving or wandering.
2. Archaic Foreign; alien.
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)
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 + -ē adv. suffix]
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|Noun||1.||peregrine - a widely distributed falcon formerly used in falconry|
falcon - diurnal birds of prey having long pointed powerful wings adapted for swift flight
|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"