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Peregrine definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

PER'EGRINE, a. [L. peregrinus.] Foreign; not native. [Little used.]
Peregrine falcon, a species of hawk, the black hawk or falcon, found in America and in Asia, and which wanders in summer to the Arctic circle.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: migratory; "a restless mobile society"; "the nomadic habits of the Bedouins"; "believed the profession of a peregrine typist would have a happy future"; "wandering tribes" [syn: mobile, nomadic, peregrine, roving, wandering] n
1: a widely distributed falcon formerly used in falconry [syn: peregrine, peregrine falcon, Falco peregrinus]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Etymology: Middle French peregrin, from Medieval Latin peregrinus, from Latin, foreign more at pilgrim Date: 1599 having a tendency to wander

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & adj. --n. (in full peregrine falcon) a kind of falcon much used for hawking. --adj. archaic imported from abroad; foreign; outlandish. Etymology: L peregrinus f. peregre abroad f. per through + ager field

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Peregrine 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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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

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