from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The kestrel or windhover

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See stannel.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The kestrel or windhover, Falco tinnunculus or Tinnunculus alaudarius. See cut under Tinnunculus.


From Middle English staniel ("bird of prey"), from Old English stānġiella ("staniel, pelican"; literally, "stone-yeller"), from stān ("stone") + ġiella ("yeller"). More at stone, yell. (Wiktionary)


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