Fal·con·i·dae | \ falˈkänəˌdē, fȯl-, -kōn-\
Definition of Falconidae
: a family of diurnal birds of prey now usually restricted to the long-winged swift-flying falcons and the caracaras but formerly including most hawks, eagles, buzzards, Old World vultures, and related forms — compare accipitridae
Keep scrolling for more
Love words? Need even more definitions?Merriam-Webster unabridged
Words at Play
- Where Does 'Run-of-the-Mill' Come From?
- The Provenance of 'Providence'
- The Good, The Bad, & The Semantically Imprecise - 8/16/19
- Lovelock to Trichologist: 8 Words About Hair
Ask the Editors
- On Contractions of Multiple Words
- A Look at Uncommon Onomatopoeia
- Is Singular 'They' a Better Choice?
- Summer 2019 Words of the Day Quiz Take the quiz
- Obscure Shapes Take the quiz
- True or False? Take the quiz
- Add Diction Play the game