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prairie falcon


noun

a North American falcon, Falco mexicanus, grayish-brown above and white barred with brown below.

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Nearby words

prairie chicken, prairie clover, prairie crab apple, prairie crocus, prairie dog, prairie falcon, prairie fowl, prairie lily, prairie owl, prairie oyster, prairie pointer

Origin of prairie falcon

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75
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