lanner

[lan-er] /ˈlæn ər/
noun
1.
a falcon, Falco biarmicus, of southern Europe, northern Africa, and southern Asia.
2.
Falconry. the female of this bird.
Origin
1250–1300; Middle English laner < Middle French lanier kind of falcon, literally, wool weaver (< Latin lānārius;), a term of abuse in the early Middle Ages, applied especially to laggards and cowards, and so to the lanner, slow in flight and thought to be cowardly
British Dictionary definitions for lanner
lanner (ˈlænə)
 
n
1.  a large falcon, Falco biarmicus, of Mediterranean regions, N Africa, and S Asia
2.  falconry Compare lanneret the female of this falcon
 
[C15: from Old French (faucon) lanier cowardly (falcon), from Latin lanārius wool worker, coward; referring to its sluggish flight and timid nature]

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