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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gerfalcon  \Ger"fal`con\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  See  {Gyrfalcon}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gyrfalcon  \Gyr"fal`con\,  n.  [OE.  gerfaucon,  OF  gerfaucon,  LL 
  gyrofalco  perh.  fr  L.  gyrus  circle  +  falco  falcon,  and 
  named  from  its  circling  flight;  or  cf  E.  gier-eagle.  See 
  {Gyre},  n.,  {Falcon}.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  One  of  several  species  and  varieties  of  large  Arctic  falcons, 
  esp.  {Falco  rusticolus}  and  the  white  species  {F. 
  Islandicus},  both  of  which  are  circumpolar.  The  black  and  the 
  gray  are  varieties  of  the  former.  See  Illust.  of  {Accipiter}. 
  [Written  also  {gerfalcon},  {gierfalcon},  and  {jerfalcon}.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gerfalcon 
  n  :  large  and  rare  arctic  falcon  having  white  and  dark  color 
  phases  [syn:  {gyrfalcon},  {Falco  rusticolus}] 




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