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gerfalcon

[jur-fawl-kuh n, -fal-, -faw-] /ˈdʒɜrˌfɔl kən, -ˌfæl-, -ˌfɔ-/
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gerfalcon

/ˈdʒɜːˌfɔːlkən; -ˌfɔːkən/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of gyrfalcon

gyrfalcon

/ˈdʒɜːˌfɔːlkən; -ˌfɔːkən/
noun
1.
a very large rare falcon, Falco rusticolus, of northern and arctic regions: often used for hunting
Word Origin
C14: from Old French gerfaucon, perhaps from Old Norse geirfalki, from geirr spear + falki falcon
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