Definitions for: Peregrine


[n] a widely distributed falcon formerly used in falconry
[adj] (of groups of people) tending to travel and change settlements frequently; "a restless mobile society"; "the nomadic habits of the Bedouins"; "believed the profession of a peregrine typist would have a happy future"; "wandering tribes"



Webster (1913) Definition: Per"e*grine, a. [L. peregrinus. See Pilgrim.]
Foreign; not native; extrinsic or from without; exotic.
[Spelt also pelegrine.] ``Peregrine and preternatural
heat.'' --Bacon.

Peregrine falcon (Zo["o]l.), a courageous and swift falcon
(Falco peregrinus), remarkable for its wide distribution
over all the continents. The adult plumage is dark bluish
ash on the back, nearly black on the head and cheeks,
white beneath, barred with black below the throat. Called
also peregrine hawk, duck hawk, game hawk, and
great-footed hawk.


Per"e*grine, n.
The peregrine falcon.

Synonyms: Falco peregrinus, mobile, nomadic, peregrine falcon, roving, unsettled, wandering

See Also: Falco, falcon, falcon-gentil, falcon-gentle, genus Falco

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