Chanting falcon
Falcon Fal"con, n. [OE. faucon, faucoun, OF. faucon, falcon, ?. faucon, fr. LL. falco, perh. from L. falx, falcis, a sickle or scythe, and named from its curving talons. Cf. {Falchion}.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) (a) One of a family ({Falconid[ae]}) of raptorial birds, characterized by a short, hooked beak, strong claws, and powerful flight. (b) Any species of the genus {Falco}, distinguished by having a toothlike lobe on the upper mandible; especially, one of this genus trained to the pursuit of other birds, or game. [1913 Webster]

In the language of falconry, the female peregrine ({Falco peregrinus}) is exclusively called the falcon. --Yarrell. [1913 Webster]

2. (Gun.) An ancient form of cannon. [1913 Webster]

{Chanting falcon}. (Zo["o]l.) See under {Chanting}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Chanting falcon — Chanting Chant ing (ch[.a]nt [i^]ng), n. Singing, esp. as a chant is sung. [1913 Webster] {Chanting falcon} (Zo[ o]l.), an African falcon ({Melierax canorus or musicus}). The male has the habit, remarkable in a bird of prey, of singing to his… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chanting falcon — noun or chanting goshawk : any of several African hawks (genus Melierax) noted for their whistling song …   Useful english dictionary

  • Falcon — Fal con, n. [OE. faucon, faucoun, OF. faucon, falcon, ?. faucon, fr. LL. falco, perh. from L. falx, falcis, a sickle or scythe, and named from its curving talons. Cf. {Falchion}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) One of a family ({Falconid[ae]}) of raptorial… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chanting — Chant ing (ch[.a]nt [i^]ng), n. Singing, esp. as a chant is sung. [1913 Webster] {Chanting falcon} (Zo[ o]l.), an African falcon ({Melierax canorus or musicus}). The male has the habit, remarkable in a bird of prey, of singing to his mate, while… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chanting goshawk — noun see chanting falcon …   Useful english dictionary

  • Singing falcon — Singing Sing ing, a. & n. from {Sing}, v. [1913 Webster] {Singing bird}. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Popularly, any bird that sings; a song bird. (b) Specifically, any one of the Oscines. {Singing book}, a book containing music for singing; a book of tunes.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • singing falcon — noun or singing hawk : chanting falcon …   Useful english dictionary

  • Falco peregrinus — Falcon Fal con, n. [OE. faucon, faucoun, OF. faucon, falcon, ?. faucon, fr. LL. falco, perh. from L. falx, falcis, a sickle or scythe, and named from its curving talons. Cf. {Falchion}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) One of a family ({Falconid[ae]}) of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Melierax canorus or musicus — Chanting Chant ing (ch[.a]nt [i^]ng), n. Singing, esp. as a chant is sung. [1913 Webster] {Chanting falcon} (Zo[ o]l.), an African falcon ({Melierax canorus or musicus}). The male has the habit, remarkable in a bird of prey, of singing to his… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chemical harmonicon — Singing Sing ing, a. & n. from {Sing}, v. [1913 Webster] {Singing bird}. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Popularly, any bird that sings; a song bird. (b) Specifically, any one of the Oscines. {Singing book}, a book containing music for singing; a book of tunes.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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