falcon-gentle
falcon-gentil fal"con-gen`til, falcon-gentle falcon-gentle, n. [F. faucon-gentil. See {Falcon}, and {Genteel}.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) any female falcon; especially [PJC]

2. (Zo["o]l.) a female peregrine falcon ({Falco peregrinus}).

Syn: falcon-gentil. [WordNet 1.5]

3. (Zo["o]l.) The female or young of the goshawk ({Accipiter gentilis}, formerly {Astur palumbarius}). [1913 Webster]


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  • falcon-gentle — [fal′kən jent′ l, fôl′kən jent΄ l] n. [ME faucoun gentil < Fr: see FALCON & GENTLE] a female falcon, esp. a female peregrine falcon …   English World dictionary

  • falcon-gentle — noun female falcon especially a female peregrine falcon • Syn: ↑falcon gentil • Hypernyms: ↑peregrine, ↑peregrine falcon, ↑Falco peregrinus …   Useful english dictionary

  • falcon-gentle — noun Etymology: Middle English faucon gentil peregrine falcon, from Anglo French, literally, noble falcon Date: 15th century the female peregrine falcon …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • falcon-gentle — /fawl keuhn jen tl, fal , faw keuhn /, n. 1. the female peregrine falcon. 2. any female falcon. [1350 1400; trans. of F faucon gentil; r. ME gentil fauco(u)n, facon jent, etc.] * * * …   Universalium

  • falcon-gentle — /fælkən ˈdʒɛntl/ (say falkuhn jentl) noun 1. the female of the peregrine falcon. 2. any female falcon. {translation of French faucon gentil} …   Australian English dictionary

  • falcon-gentle — fal′con gen′tle n. orn falcon 2), b) • Etymology: 1400–50; ME < MF …   From formal English to slang

  • falcon-gentil — fal con gen til, falcon gentle falcon gentle, n. [F. faucon gentil. See {Falcon}, and {Genteel}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) any female falcon; especially [PJC] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) a female peregrine falcon ({Falco peregrinus}). Syn: falcon gentil. [WordNet 1.5] 3 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • falcon — falconine /fawl keuh nuyn , nin, fal , faw keuh /, adj. falconoid, adj. /fawl keuhn, fal , faw keuhn/, n. 1. any of several birds of prey of the family Falconidae, esp. of the genus Falco, usually distinguished by long, pointed wings, a hooked… …   Universalium

  • falcon-gentil — noun female falcon especially a female peregrine falcon • Syn: ↑falcon gentle • Hypernyms: ↑peregrine, ↑peregrine falcon, ↑Falco peregrinus * * * falcon genˈtil or falcon genˈtle noun The female of the peregrine falcon …   Useful english dictionary

  • falcon — 1. noun [ˈfɔːkən/|[ˈfɔːlkən/|[ˈfælkən/ a) Any bird of the genus Falco, all of which are birds of prey. b) kestrel See Also: Capra falconeri, falconer, falconet, falcon gentil, falcon gentle, falconine, falc …   Wiktionary

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