Definitions

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

Etymologies

Middle English faucon gentil, from Old French faucon gentil, noble falcon.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Condescension, even as the kite hath sometimes hawked at and struck down the falcon-gentle. —

    The Monastery

  • "Most rustical youth," he said, "thy fortune hath prevailed over knightly skill -- and Audacity hath overcome Condescension, even as the kite hath sometimes hawked at and struck down the falcon-gentle.

    The Monastery

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