falconet

falconet

[fawl-kuh-net, fal-, faw-kuh-]
noun
any of several small Asian falcons, especially of the genus Microhierax.

Origin:
1850–55; falcon + -et

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falconet (ˈfɔːlkəˌnɛt, ˈfɔːkə-)
 
n
1.  any of various small falcons, esp any of the Asiatic genus Microhierax
2.  a small light cannon used from the 15th to 17th centuries

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