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PEREGRINE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does peregrine mean? 

PEREGRINE (noun)
  The noun PEREGRINE has 1 sense:

1. a widely distributed falcon formerly used in falconry

  Familiarity information: PEREGRINE used as a noun is very rare.


PEREGRINE (adjective)
  The adjective PEREGRINE has 1 sense:

1. (of groups of people) tending to travel and change settlements frequently

  Familiarity information: PEREGRINE used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PEREGRINE (noun)


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Meaning:

A widely distributed falcon formerly used in falconry

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

Falco peregrinus; peregrine; peregrine falcon

Hypernyms ("peregrine" is a kind of...):

falcon (diurnal birds of prey having long pointed powerful wings adapted for swift flight)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "peregrine"):

falcon-gentil; falcon-gentle (female falcon especially a female peregrine falcon)

Holonyms ("peregrine" is a member of...):

Falco; genus Falco (a genus of Falconidae)


PEREGRINE (adjective)


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Meaning:

(of groups of people) tending to travel and change settlements frequently

Synonyms:

nomadic; peregrine; roving; wandering; mobile

Context examples:

a restless mobile society / the nomadic habits of the Bedouins / believed the profession of a peregrine typist would have a happy future / wandering tribes

Similar:

unsettled (not settled or established)


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