lanner

noun
lan·​ner | \ ˈla-nər How to pronounce lanner (audio) \

Definition of lanner

: a falcon (Falco biarmicus) of southern Europe, southwestern Asia, and Africa specifically : a female lanner

Examples of lanner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web San Diego Two lanner falcons show off their skills while a pair of playful platypuses begin a new chapter at the zoo. Los Angeles Times, 19 Mar. 2022 Lanners estimates the report will be ready to present to the City Council by the end of July. Nicholas Sakelaris, star-telegram.com, 23 May 2017

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First Known Use of lanner

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lanner

Middle English laner, from Anglo-French laner, lanier

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“Lanner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lanner. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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