gerfalcon

gerfalcon

[jur-fawl-kuhn, -fal-, -faw-]
noun
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gerfalcon (ˈdʒɜːˌfɔːlkən, -ˌfɔːkən)
 
n
a variant spelling of gyrfalcon

gyrfalcon or gerfalcon (ˈdʒɜːˌfɔːlkən, -ˌfɔːkən, ˈdʒɜːˌfɔːlkən, -ˌfɔːkən)
 
n
a very large rare falcon, Falco rusticolus, of northern and arctic regions: often used for hunting
 
[C14: from Old French gerfaucon, perhaps from Old Norse geirfalki, from geirr spear + falki falcon]
 
gerfalcon or gerfalcon
 
n
 
[C14: from Old French gerfaucon, perhaps from Old Norse geirfalki, from geirr spear + falki falcon]

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