Laughing falcon
Laughing Laugh"ing, a. & n. from {Laugh}, v. i. [1913 Webster]

{Laughing falcon} (Zo["o]l.), a South American hawk ({Herpetotheres cachinnans}); -- so called from its notes, which resemble a shrill laugh.

{Laughing gas} (Chem.), hyponitrous oxide, or protoxide of nitrogen

{Laughing goose} (Zo["o]l.), the European white-fronted goose.

{Laughing gull}. (Zo["o]l.) (a) A common European gull ({Xema ridibundus}); -- called also {pewit}, {black cap}, {red-legged gull}, and {sea crow}. (b) An American gull ({Larus atricilla}). In summer the head is nearly black, the back slate color, and the five outer primaries black.

{Laughing hyena} (Zo["o]l.), the spotted hyena. See {Hyena}.

{Laughing jackass} (Zo["o]l.), the great brown kingfisher ({Dacelo gigas}), of Australia; -- called also {giant kingfisher}, and {gogobera}.

{Laughing owl} (Zo["o]l.), a peculiar owl ({Sceloglaux albifacies}) of New Zealand, said to be on the verge of extinction. The name alludes to its notes. [1913 Webster]


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  • Laughing Falcon — Taxobox name = Laughing Falcon status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 image width = 300px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Falconiformes familia = Falconidae genus = Herpetotheres genus authority = Vieillot 1817 species =… …   Wikipedia

  • laughing falcon — sakalai kvatokliai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Herpetotheres angl. laughing falcon vok. Lachfalke, m rus. смеющийся сокол, m; сокол хохотун, m pranc. macagua rieur, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – karakaros siauresnis… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • laughing falcon — sakalas kvatoklis statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Herpetotheres cachinnans angl. laughing falcon vok. Lachfalke, m rus. смеющийся сокол, m pranc. macagua rieur, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – sakalai kvatokliai …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • laughing falcon — noun A South American hawk (Herpetotheres cachinnans), so called from its notes, which resemble a shrill laughing. Syn: snake hawk …   Wiktionary

  • laughing falcon — noun : a So. American falcon (Herpetotheres cachinnans) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Laughing — Laugh ing, a. & n. from {Laugh}, v. i. [1913 Webster] {Laughing falcon} (Zo[ o]l.), a South American hawk ({Herpetotheres cachinnans}); so called from its notes, which resemble a shrill laugh. {Laughing gas} (Chem.), hyponitrous oxide, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Laughing gas — Laughing Laugh ing, a. & n. from {Laugh}, v. i. [1913 Webster] {Laughing falcon} (Zo[ o]l.), a South American hawk ({Herpetotheres cachinnans}); so called from its notes, which resemble a shrill laugh. {Laughing gas} (Chem.), hyponitrous oxide,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Laughing goose — Laughing Laugh ing, a. & n. from {Laugh}, v. i. [1913 Webster] {Laughing falcon} (Zo[ o]l.), a South American hawk ({Herpetotheres cachinnans}); so called from its notes, which resemble a shrill laugh. {Laughing gas} (Chem.), hyponitrous oxide,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Laughing gull — Laughing Laugh ing, a. & n. from {Laugh}, v. i. [1913 Webster] {Laughing falcon} (Zo[ o]l.), a South American hawk ({Herpetotheres cachinnans}); so called from its notes, which resemble a shrill laugh. {Laughing gas} (Chem.), hyponitrous oxide,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Laughing hyena — Laughing Laugh ing, a. & n. from {Laugh}, v. i. [1913 Webster] {Laughing falcon} (Zo[ o]l.), a South American hawk ({Herpetotheres cachinnans}); so called from its notes, which resemble a shrill laugh. {Laughing gas} (Chem.), hyponitrous oxide,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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