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Meaning of PEREGRINE

Pronunciation:  'perugrin

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a widely distributed falcon formerly used in falconry
  2. [adj]  (of groups of people) tending to travel and change settlements frequently; "a restless mobile society"; "the nomadic habits of the Bedouins"; "believed the profession of a peregrine typist would have a happy future"; "wandering tribes"

PEREGRINE is a 9 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: Falco peregrinus, mobile, nomadic, peregrine falcon, roving, unsettled, wandering
 See Also: Falco, falcon, falcon-gentil, falcon-gentle, genus Falco



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Per"e*grine\, a. [L. peregrinus. See {Pilgrim}.]
    Foreign; not native; extrinsic or from without; exotic.
    [Spelt also {pelegrine}.] ``Peregrine and preternatural
    heat.'' --Bacon.
    {Peregrine falcon} (Zo["o]l.), a courageous and swift falcon
       ({Falco peregrinus}), remarkable for its wide distribution
       over all the continents. The adult plumage is dark bluish
       ash on the back, nearly black on the head and cheeks,
       white beneath, barred with black below the throat. Called
       also {peregrine hawk}, {duck hawk}, {game hawk}, and
       {great-footed hawk}.
  2. \Per"e*grine\, n.
    The peregrine falcon.
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