from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A female falcon, especially a peregrine falcon.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The female and young of the European goshawk, Astur palumbarius. Also gentil or gentle falcon and cryer.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. female falcon especially a female peregrine falcon
Middle English faucon gentil, from Old French faucon gentil, noble falcon.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)