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