[fawl-kuh n-jen-tl, fal-, faw-kuh n-]
- the female peregrine falcon.
- 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 of falcon-gentle
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
- falconry a female falcon, esp a female peregrine falcon
Word Origin for falcon-gentle
C14: from Old French faucon-gentil literally: noble falcon
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