Peregrine-falcon meaning

A swift-flying bird of prey (Falco peregrinus) having gray and white plumage. It is found worldwide and is much used in falconry.
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A swift falcon (Falco peregrinus) of nearly worldwide distribution, much used in falconry.
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A medium-sized, very swift falcon, Falco peregrinus, that hunts small birds.
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Attributive form of peregrine falcon, noun.

Peregrine-falcon bait.

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Origin of peregrine-falcon

  • Middle English translation of Medieval Latin falcō peregrīnus (so called because they were caught in passage rather than taken from the nest as were eyas falcons)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition