falcon gentle

falcon-gentle

[fawl-kuhn-jen-tl, fal-, faw-kuhn-]
noun
1.
the female peregrine falcon.
2.
any female falcon.

Origin:
1350–1400; translation of French faucon gentil; replacing Middle English gentil fauco(u)n, facon jent, etc.

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falcon-gentle or falcon-gentil
 
n
falconry a female falcon, esp a female peregrine falcon
 
[C14: from Old French faucon-gentil literally: noble falcon]
 
falcon-gentil or falcon-gentil
 
n
 
[C14: from Old French faucon-gentil literally: noble falcon]

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