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falconet


falconet


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Falconet  \Fal"co*net\,  n.  [Dim.  of  falcon:  cf  F.  fauconneau 
  LL  falconeta,  properly,  a  young  falcon.] 
  1.  One  of  the  smaller  cannon  used  in  the  15th  century  and 
  later 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  One  of  several  very  small  Asiatic  falcons  of  the  genus 
  {Microhierax}. 
  b  One  of  a  group  of  Australian  birds  of  the  genus 
  {Falcunculus},  resembling  shrikes  and  titmice.