from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See peregrine falcon.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. In England: The marsh harrier or moor buzzard.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In England, the moor-buzzard or marsh-harrier, Circus œruginosus.
  • n. In the United States, the great-footed hawk or peregrine falcon, Falco peregrinus, var. anatum: so called from its habitually preying upon ducks.


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