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falcon-gentle

[fawl-kuh n-jen-tl, fal-, faw-kuh n-] /ˈfɔl kənˈdʒɛn tl, ˈfæl-, ˈfɔ kən-/
noun
1.
the female peregrine falcon.
2.
any female falcon.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; translation of French faucon gentil; replacing Middle English gentil fauco(u)n, facon jent, etc.
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British Dictionary definitions for falcon gentle

falcon-gentle

noun
1.
(falconry) a female falcon, esp a female peregrine falcon
Word Origin
C14: from Old French faucon-gentil literally: noble falcon
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