Gyrfalcon definitions

jûr'făl'kən, -fôl'-, -fô'-
A large black, gray, or white falcon (Falco rusticolus) that breeds in Arctic and subarctic regions and sometimes migrates to northern North America and Eurasia. It is highly valued in falconry.
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A large, fierce, strong falcon (Falco rusticolus) of the arctic regions.
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Falco rusticolus, a large bird of prey that breeds on Arctic coasts and islands of North America, Europe and Asia.
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Origin of gyrfalcon

Middle English girfaucoun from Old French girfaut, gerfaucon Old High German gīr vulture Old French faucon falcon falcon