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gyrfalcon

noun gyr·fal·con \ˈjər-ˌfal-kən, -ˌfl- also -ˌf-kən\

Definition of GYRFALCON

:  an arctic falcon (Falco rusticolus) that occurs in several color forms and is the largest of all falcons

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Origin of GYRFALCON

Middle English gerfaucun, from Anglo-French girfauc, girfaucon, probably from gir vulture (from Old High German gīr) + faucon falcon
First Known Use: 14th century

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