peregrine falcon


noun

a globally distributed falcon, Falco peregrinus, much used in falconry because of its swift flight: several subspecies are endangered.

Nearby words

  1. pere,
  2. perea,
  3. peregrinate,
  4. peregrination,
  5. peregrine,
  6. pereion,
  7. pereiopod,
  8. pereira,
  9. pereira bark,
  10. pereira, i. rice

Origin of peregrine falcon

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400

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British Dictionary definitions for peregrine falcon

peregrine falcon

noun

a falcon, Falco peregrinus, occurring in most parts of the world, having a dark plumage on the back and wings and lighter underpartsSee also duck hawk
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