peregrine hawk
Peregrine Per"e*grine, a. [L. peregrinus. See {Pilgrim}.] Foreign; not native; extrinsic or from without; exotic. [Spelt also {pelegrine}.] ``Peregrine and preternatural heat.'' --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

{Peregrine falcon} (Zo["o]l.), a courageous and swift falcon ({Falco peregrinus}), remarkable for its wide distribution over all the continents. The adult plumage is dark bluish ash on the back, nearly black on the head and cheeks, white beneath, barred with black below the throat. Called also {peregrine hawk}, {duck hawk}, {game hawk}, and {great-footed hawk}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Peregrine — Per e*grine, a. [L. peregrinus. See {Pilgrim}.] Foreign; not native; extrinsic or from without; exotic. [Spelt also {pelegrine}.] Peregrine and preternatural heat. Bacon. [1913 Webster] {Peregrine falcon} (Zo[ o]l.), a courageous and swift falcon …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Peregrine falcon — Peregrine Per e*grine, a. [L. peregrinus. See {Pilgrim}.] Foreign; not native; extrinsic or from without; exotic. [Spelt also {pelegrine}.] Peregrine and preternatural heat. Bacon. [1913 Webster] {Peregrine falcon} (Zo[ o]l.), a courageous and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Peregrine Falcon — Adult Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) of subspecies pealei or tundrius in Alaska Conservation status …   Wikipedia

  • Hawk — /hawk/, n. Mil. a medium range, mobile U.S. surface to air missile system. [H(oming) A(ll the) W(ay) K(iller)] * * * I Any of many small to medium sized, diurnal birds of prey, particularly those in the genus Accipiter. The term is often applied… …   Universalium

  • peregrine falcon — a globally distributed falcon, Falco peregrinus, much used in falconry because of its swift flight: several subspecies are endangered. See illus. under falcon. [1350 1400; ME] * * * or duck hawk Falcon species (Falco peregrinus) found worldwide… …   Universalium

  • hawk — hawk1 hawklike, adj. /hawk/, n. 1. any of numerous birds of prey of the family Accipitridae, having a short, hooked beak, broad wings, and curved talons, often seen circling or swooping at low altitudes. 2. any of several similar, unrelated birds …   Universalium

  • hawk — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. falcon, buzzard, kite, harrier, etc.; [hard or racking] cough; informal, hard liner, warmonger. See warfare, disease. v. peddle. See sale. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A member of the Accipitridae] Syn.… …   English dictionary for students

  • duck hawk — Peregrine Per e*grine, a. [L. peregrinus. See {Pilgrim}.] Foreign; not native; extrinsic or from without; exotic. [Spelt also {pelegrine}.] Peregrine and preternatural heat. Bacon. [1913 Webster] {Peregrine falcon} (Zo[ o]l.), a courageous and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • game hawk — Peregrine Per e*grine, a. [L. peregrinus. See {Pilgrim}.] Foreign; not native; extrinsic or from without; exotic. [Spelt also {pelegrine}.] Peregrine and preternatural heat. Bacon. [1913 Webster] {Peregrine falcon} (Zo[ o]l.), a courageous and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • great-footed hawk — Peregrine Per e*grine, a. [L. peregrinus. See {Pilgrim}.] Foreign; not native; extrinsic or from without; exotic. [Spelt also {pelegrine}.] Peregrine and preternatural heat. Bacon. [1913 Webster] {Peregrine falcon} (Zo[ o]l.), a courageous and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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