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tiercel

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noun tier·cel \ˈtir-səl\

Definition of tiercel

  1. :  a male hawk



Variants of tiercel

or tercel \ˈtər-səl\

Origin of tiercel

Middle English tercel, from Anglo-French, from Vulgar Latin *tertiolus, from diminutive of Latin tertius third; probably from the fact that the male is about one third smaller than the female


First Known Use: 14th century


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