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falcon-gentle

[fawl-kuh n-jen-tl, fal-, faw-kuh n-]
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noun
  1. the female peregrine falcon.
  2. any female falcon.

Origin of falcon-gentle

1350–1400; translation of French faucon gentil; replacing Middle English gentil fauco(u)n, facon jent, etc.
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Historical Examples

  • This is disheartening conduct, quite unworthy of a ladylike or gentlemanly hawk, and disgraceful in a falcon-gentle.

    The Art and Practice of Hawking

    Edward B. Michell


British Dictionary definitions for falcon-gentle

falcon-gentle

falcon-gentil

noun
  1. falconry a female falcon, esp a female peregrine falcon

Word Origin

C14: from Old French faucon-gentil literally: noble falcon
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