from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A falcon (Falco biarmicus) of Africa, the Mediterranean, and southern Asia.
- n. A female of this species, used in falconry.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the Lanner Falcon, Falco biarmicus
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- A long-tailed falcon (Falco lanarius), of Southern Europe, Asia, and Northern Africa, resembling the American prairie falcon.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of falcon.
Middle English laner, from Old French lanier, woolweaver, coward, from Latin lānārius, woolworker, from lāna, wool.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the Middle French lanier, "cowardly", possibly from Latin lānārius. (Wiktionary)