Castrel
Castrel \Cas"trel\, n. [Cf. F. cr['e]cerelle, cristel, OF. crecel, cercele. Cf. {Kestrel}.] (Zo["o]l.) See {Kestrel}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
, , (Falco tinnunculus)


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