(?), n. [Dim. of falcon: cf. F. fauconneau, LL. falconeta, properly, a young falcon.] 1. One of the smaller cannon used in the 15th century and later.
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2. (Zol.) (a) One of several very small Asiatic falcons of the genus Microhierax. (b) One of a group of Australian birds of the genus Falcunculus, resembling shrikes and titmice.
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(?), n. [F. faucon-gentil. See Falcon, and Genteel.] 1. (Zol.) any female falcon; especially --

2. (Zol.) a female peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus).
Syn. -- falcon-gentil.
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3. (Zol.) The female or young of the goshawk (Accipiter gentilis, formerly Astur palumbarius).
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