Word of the day for Friday!


PER-i-grin, -green, -grahyn


1. foreign; alien; coming from abroad.
2. wandering, traveling, or migrating.


1. peregrine falcon.


…an unmeasurable Profundity of Knowledge in the most peregrine and sublime Disciples…
— Translated by Sir Thomas Urquhart and Peter Motteux , The Works of Mr. Francis Rabelais, Vol. 2 , 1864

“Salisbury Cathedral really is the ancestral home of the ‘urban’ peregrine , with records dating from the mid 1800s,” he said.
— , “Salisbury Cathedral spire peregrine falcon chicks hatch,” BBC , 2014


Peregrine entered English in the late 1300s from the Latin peregrē literally meaning “beyond the borders of the field.”


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