- falciform ligament,
- falciform ligament of liver,
- falciform process,
- falciparum malaria,
Origin of falcon
Examples from the Web for falcon
And that original score that kicks in as a new-age Millennium Falcon swoops into view is sure to get you going.
But the Falcon is not yet Air Force certified for military and intelligence payloads.Why Does the USA Depend on Russian Rockets to Get Us Into Space?|P. J. O’Rourke|June 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They are the Tarpon, the Falcon, the Sea Fox, and the Octopus.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The big guns—Manning and New England Patriot Tom Brady and Atlanta Falcon Matt Ryan (maybe)—have first-round byes.Buzz Bissinger on the NFL’s No Good, Very Bad Season|Buzz Bissinger|January 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
For herself, Gu chose the English name Horus L. Kai, after the ancient Egyptian god of war, sun, and sky, symbolized as a falcon.China’s Jackie Kennedy: Gu Kailai and the Bo Xilai’s Scandal|Melinda Liu|April 12, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Off came the falcon's hood, and his brilliant eyes winked rapidly as they were getting accustomed again to the light.Ned, the son of Webb|William O. Stoddard
The falcon rose, circled above her head, and with swift flight sped through the blue air.The Washer of the Ford|Fiona Macleod
He resolved, however, as soon as they arrived at Rio, to go on board the Falcon and to try and bring him to reason.The Two Shipmates|William H. G. Kingston
Will you do so, or leave him alone, and take down the falcon to the lure?The Art and Practice of Hawking|Edward B. Michell
Portrait of Rembrandt, represented with a falcon on his right hand.Rembrandt and His Works|John Burnet
- any of these or related birds, trained to hunt small game
- the female of such a birdCompare tercel Related adjective: falconine
Word Origin for falcon
mid-13c., from Old French faucon (12c.), from Late Latin falconem (nominative falco) "falcon," probably from Latin falx (genitive falcis) "curved blade, pruning hook, sickle;" the bird said to be so called for the shape of its talons, legs, or beak, but also possibly from the shape of its spread wings.
The other theory is that falx is of Germanic origin and means "gray bird," which is supported by the antiquity of the word in Germanic but opposed by those who point out that falconry by all evidences was imported from the East, and the Germans got it from the Romans, not the other way around.