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falconet

[ fawl-kuh-net, fal-, faw-kuh- ]
/ ˈfɔl kəˌnɛt, ˈfæl-, ˈfɔ kə- /
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noun

any of several small Asian falcons, especially of the genus Microhierax.

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Origin of falconet

First recorded in 1850–55; falcon + -et
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British Dictionary definitions for falconet

falconet
/ (ˈfɔːlkəˌnɛt, ˈfɔːkə-) /

noun

any of various small falcons, esp any of the Asiatic genus Microhierax
a small light cannon used from the 15th to 17th centuries
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