fal·​con-gen·​tle ˈfal-kən-ˈjen-tᵊl How to pronounce falcon-gentle (audio)
 also  ˈfȯ-
: the female peregrine falcon

Word History


Middle English faucon gentil peregrine falcon, from Anglo-French, literally, noble falcon

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of falcon-gentle was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Falcon-gentle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/falcon-gentle. Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

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