Definition of Peregrine

1. Noun. A widely distributed falcon formerly used in falconry.

Exact synonyms: Falco Peregrinus, Peregrine Falcon
Generic synonyms: Falcon
Group relationships: Falco, Genus Falco
Specialized synonyms: Falcon-gentil, Falcon-gentle



2. Adjective. Migratory. "Wandering tribes"
Exact synonyms: Mobile, Nomadic, Roving, Wandering
Similar to: Unsettled
Derivative terms: Mobility

Definition of Peregrine

1. a. Foreign; not native; extrinsic or from without; exotic.

2. n. The peregrine falcon.

Definition of Peregrine

1. Proper noun. (context: rather rare) ( male given name); and of mostly British usage. ¹

2. Adjective. Wandering, travelling, migratory. ¹

3. Adjective. not native to a region or country; foreign; alien. ¹

4. Noun. The peregrine falcon. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Peregrine

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Peregrine

1. Foreign; not native; extrinsic or from without; exotic. [Spelt also pelegrine] "Peregrine and preternatural heat. " Peregrine falcon, a courageous and swift falcon (Falco peregrinus), remarkable for its wide distribution over all the continents. The adult plumage is dark bluish ash on the back, nearly black on the head and cheeks, white beneath, barred with black below the throat. Synonym: peregrine hawk, duck hawk, game hawk, and great-footed hawk. Origin: L. Peregrinus. See Pilgrim. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Peregrine

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1. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1902)
"peregrine PICKLE 1761 At candlelight DD, and I read by turns, ... peregrine Pickle attacks by a most brutal and cowardly plot the honour of a young girl, ..."

2. The Works of Tobias Smollett by Tobias George Smollett, William Ernest Henley (1900)
"CHAPTER LX Page Hornbeck is informed of his Wife's Adventure with peregrine, for whom he prepares a Stratagem, which is rendered ineffectual by the ..."

3. The Life of an Actor by Pierce Egan (1904)
"A Picture for Stage-struck Youths, peregrine joins a Private Theatrical ... Quill and peregrine join in a Benefit. Determined on bidding adieu to the ..."

4. Old Kent: The Eastern Shore of Maryland ; Notes Illustrative of the Most by George Adolphus Hanson (1876)
"1783, and peregrine Wroth, b. 7th April 1786. JOHN WROTH, eldest son of ... Mary Elizabeth Wroth, dau. of Dr. peregrine and Martha Page Wroth, ..."

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