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 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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  • Duck hawk — Duck Duck, n. [OE. duke, doke. See {Duck}, v. t. ] 1. (Zool.) Any bird of the subfamily {Anatin[ae]}, family {Anatid[ae]}. [1913 Webster] Note: The genera and species are numerous. They are divided into {river ducks} and {sea ducks}. Among the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • duck-hawk — duckˈ hawk noun 1. A moorbuzzard or marsh harrier 2. A peregrine falcon (US) • • • Main Entry: ↑duck …   Useful english dictionary

  • duck hawk — ☆ duck hawk n. PEREGRINE FALCON …   English World dictionary

  • duck hawk — noun 1. : the American falcon that is a variety of the peregrine falcon 2. Britain : marsh harrier * * * a peregrine falcon of the American subspecies Falco peregrinus anatum, noted for its especially swift flight. [1805 15, Amer.] * * * duck… …   Useful english dictionary

  • duck hawk — a peregrine falcon of the American subspecies Falco peregrinus anatum, noted for its especially swift flight. [1805 15, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • duck-hawk — n. Harpy, marsh harrier, moor buzzard (Circus oeruginosus) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • 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

  • Duck — Duck, n. [OE. duke, doke. See {Duck}, v. t. ] 1. (Zool.) Any bird of the subfamily {Anatin[ae]}, family {Anatid[ae]}. [1913 Webster] Note: The genera and species are numerous. They are divided into {river ducks} and {sea ducks}. Among the former… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Duck ant — Duck Duck, n. [OE. duke, doke. See {Duck}, v. t. ] 1. (Zool.) Any bird of the subfamily {Anatin[ae]}, family {Anatid[ae]}. [1913 Webster] Note: The genera and species are numerous. They are divided into {river ducks} and {sea ducks}. Among the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Duck barnacle — Duck Duck, n. [OE. duke, doke. See {Duck}, v. t. ] 1. (Zool.) Any bird of the subfamily {Anatin[ae]}, family {Anatid[ae]}. [1913 Webster] Note: The genera and species are numerous. They are divided into {river ducks} and {sea ducks}. Among the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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