Origin of peregrine falcontranslated, translation of Classical Latin falco peregrinus
Origin of peregrine falconMiddle English, translation of Medieval Latin falc&omacron; peregr&imacron;nus (so called because they were caught in passage rather than taken from the nest as were eyas falcons).
(plural peregrine falcons)
- attributive form of peregrine falcon, noun.
- peregrine-falcon bait