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Etymology

1. kestrel

noun. small North American falcon.

Synonyms

  • falcon
  • genus Falco
  • American kestrel
  • sparrow hawk
  • Falco sparverius

Etymology

  • castrel (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cresserelle (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

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2. kestrel

noun. small Old World falcon that hovers in the air against a wind.

Synonyms

  • falcon
  • genus Falco
  • Falco tinnunculus

Etymology

  • castrel (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cresserelle (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

Sentences with kestrel


1. Noun, singular or mass
Merlins, also called pigeon hawks, are native to Georgia and are approximately the same size as their cousin, the American kestrel.

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