(fal′kə net′, fôl′-)
- Zool. any small falcon, esp. any of various Asiatic kinds
It falconetto < OIt falcone, falcon an obsolete type of light cannon, smaller than the falcon
dim. of falcon
See falconet in American Heritage Dictionary 4
- A small or young falcon.
- Any of several small falcons, especially any of several species of the genus Microhierax native to tropical Asia.