merlin

noun mer·lin \ ˈmər-lən \

Definition of merlin

: a small compact falcon (Falco columbarius) of the northern hemisphere having a broad dark terminal band on the tail and upperparts that are slate blue in males and brown in females

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Origin and Etymology of merlin

Middle English merlioun, from Anglo-French merilun, alteration of esmerilun, diminutive of Old French esmeril, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German smiril merlin


Merlin

noun Mer·lin \ ˈmər-lən \

Definition of Merlin

: a prophet and magician in Arthurian legend

Origin and Etymology of merlin

Medieval Latin Merlinus, from Middle Welsh Myrddin


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