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Falco peregrinus
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.
Falco peregrinus
Falcon Fal"con, n. [OE. faucon, faucoun, OF. faucon, falcon, ?. faucon, fr. LL. falco, perh. from L. falx, falcis, a sickle or scythe, and named from its curving talons. Cf. Falchion.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) (a) One of a family (Falconid[ae]) of raptorial birds, characterized by a short, hooked beak, strong claws, and powerful flight. (b) Any species of the genus Falco, distinguished by having a toothlike lobe on the upper mandible; especially, one of this genus trained to the pursuit of other birds, or game. In the language of falconry, the female peregrine (Falco peregrinus) is exclusively called the falcon. --Yarrell. 2. (Gun.) An ancient form of cannon. Chanting falcon. (Zo["o]l.) See under Chanting.

Meaning of Peregrinus from wikipedia

- The peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus), also known as the peregrine, and historically as the duck hawk in North America, is a widespread bird of prey...
- Worsthorne (born 1923), British journalist Peregrinus, Bishop of Terni (died 138 AD), Roman Catholic saint Peregrinus Proteus (died 165 AD), a Cynic philosopher...
- citizenship by the constitutio Antoniniana, abolishing the status of peregrinus. The Latin peregrinus "foreigner, one from abroad" is a derivation from the adverb...
- administration inter peregrinos. During the Hannibalic War, the praetor peregrinus was frequently absent from Rome on special missions. The urban praetor...
- Tonus peregrinus, or the ninth tone, is a reciting tone in Gregorian chant. As a reciting tone the tonus peregrinus does not fit in any of the original...
- The P****ing of Peregrinus or The Death of Peregrinus (Gr****: Περὶ τῆς Περεγρίνου Τελευτῆς; Latin: De Morte Peregrini) is a satire by the Syrian Gr****...
- Petrus Peregrinus de Maricourt (Latin), Pierre ****in de Maricourt (French), or Peter Peregrinus of Maricourt (fl. 1269), was a 13th-century French scholar...
- peregrinus pereginus, the type subspecies based on a collection made at Endeavour River Pseudocheirus peregrinus convolutor, Pseudocheirus peregrinus...
- Prosansanosmilus peregrinus belongs to the genus Prosansanosmilus in the extinct family Barbourofelidae. It died out in the Miocene epoch. P. peregrinus lived in...
- The dodo (Raphus cucullatus) is an extinct flightless bird that was endemic to the island of Mauritius, east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean. The dodo's...
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