merlin definition

  • noun:
    • A small falcon (Falco columbarius) of northern areas, having predominantly dark plumage and a black-striped tail. Also known as pigeon hawk.
    • a tiny falcon, Falco columbarius, that types in northern North America, European countries and Asia.
    • A small European falcon (Falco columbarius, syn. Falco lithofalco, or Falco æsalon). In North America labeled as in addition pigeon hawk.
    • A kind of hawk; a falcon of small-size, from the genus Falco, and that area of the genus labeled as Æsalon or Hypotriorchis.
    • A hardy, active pony, notably larger than the Shetland, present in Wales.
    • tiny falcon of Europe and America having dark plumage with black-barred end; used in falconry
    • (Arthurian legend) the magician whom acted as King Arthur's consultant

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