Falco lithofalco
Merlin Mer"lin, n. [OE. merlion, F. ['e]merillon; cf. OHG. smirl, G. schmerl; prob. fr. L. merula blackbird. Cf. {Merle}.] (Zo["o]l.) A small European falcon ({Falco columbarius}, syn. {Falco lithofalco}, or {Falco [ae]salon}). In North America called also {pigeon hawk}. [1913 Webster +PJC]

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  • Falco aesalon — Merlin Mer lin, n. [OE. merlion, F. [ e]merillon; cf. OHG. smirl, G. schmerl; prob. fr. L. merula blackbird. Cf. {Merle}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A small European falcon ({Falco columbarius}, syn. {Falco lithofalco}, or {Falco [ae]salon}). In North America… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Falco columbarius — Merlin Mer lin, n. [OE. merlion, F. [ e]merillon; cf. OHG. smirl, G. schmerl; prob. fr. L. merula blackbird. Cf. {Merle}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A small European falcon ({Falco columbarius}, syn. {Falco lithofalco}, or {Falco [ae]salon}). In North America… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Merlin — Mer lin, n. [OE. merlion, F. [ e]merillon; cf. OHG. smirl, G. schmerl; prob. fr. L. merula blackbird. Cf. {Merle}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A small European falcon ({Falco columbarius}, syn. {Falco lithofalco}, or {Falco [ae]salon}). In North America called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pigeon hawk — Merlin Mer lin, n. [OE. merlion, F. [ e]merillon; cf. OHG. smirl, G. schmerl; prob. fr. L. merula blackbird. Cf. {Merle}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A small European falcon ({Falco columbarius}, syn. {Falco lithofalco}, or {Falco [ae]salon}). In North America… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Falcon — Tiercel redirects here. For other meanings, see Tercel (disambiguation). For other uses of falcon , see Falcon (disambiguation). Falcon Brown Falcon (Falco berigora) …   Wikipedia

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