gyr|fal|con

gyr|fal|con
gyr|fal|con «JUR FL kuhn, -FAL-, -F-», noun.
any one of various large falcons of the Arctic. Gyrfalcons appear in any one of several color phases. Also, gerfalcon.
[< Old French gerfaucon < Germanic]

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