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

  • n. Variant of gyrfalcon.

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  • n. Alternative form of gyrfalcon.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See gyrfalcon.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A large falcon of arctic Europe, Falco gyrfalco, or one of other kinds of boreal falcons forming the subgenus Hierofalco, of large size, very robust organization, and highly raptorial nature.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. large and rare Arctic falcon having white and dark color phases


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