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Definition of "peregrine" [per•e•grine]

  • Foreign; alien. (adjective)
  • Roving or wandering; migratory. (adjective)
  • A peregrine falcon. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "peregrine" in a sentence
  • "Because if anything, a peregrine is cooler than an eagle."
  • "These include parrots, wrens, thornbills and raptors such as peregrine falcon Falco peregrinus."
  • "In addition, the researchers are investigating birds that are particularly fast fliers, such as peregrine falcons; those with acrobatic talents, such as swifts and house martins; those that can hover through powered flight, such as kingfishers; and birds that can fly backward, such as hummingbirds."