falconet

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A Philippine falconet (Microhierax erythrogenys)

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falcon +‎ -et

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falconet (plural falconets)

  1. A small or young falcon.
  2. Any of various small, tropical Asian falcons of the genus Microhierax found in Southeast Asia.
  3. (military, historical) A light cannon developed in the late 15th century and decorated with an image of a falcon.

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