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 for peregrine
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Peregrine \Per"e*grine\ (p[e^]"[-e]*gr[i^]n; 277), n.
     The peregrine falcon.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Peregrine \Per"e*grine\ (p[e^]r"[-e]*gr[i^]n; 277), a. [L.
     peregrinus. See Pilgrim.]
     Foreign; not native; extrinsic or from without; exotic.
     [Spelt also pelegrine.] "Peregrine and preternatural heat."
     --Bacon.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Peregrine falcon (Zool.), a courageous and swift falcon
        ({Falco peregrinus), remarkable for its wide distribution
        over all the continents. The adult plumage is dark bluish
        ash on the back, nearly black on the head and cheeks,
        white beneath, barred with black below the throat. Called
        also peregrine hawk, duck hawk, game hawk, and
        great-footed hawk.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  peregrine
      adj 1: migratory; "a restless mobile society"; "the nomadic
             habits of the Bedouins"; "believed the profession of a
             peregrine typist would have a happy future"; "wandering
             tribes" [syn: mobile, nomadic, peregrine, roving,
             wandering]
      n 1: a widely distributed falcon formerly used in falconry [syn:
           peregrine, peregrine falcon, Falco peregrinus]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  61 Moby Thesaurus words for "peregrine":
     Ahasuerus, Ancient Mariner, Argonaut, Flying Dutchman, Goliard,
     Odysseus, Oisin, Ossian, Ulysses, ambulant, ambulative, ambulatory,
     bird of passage, circuit-riding, drifter, expeditionary, floater,
     gad, gadabout, globe-girdling, globe-trotting, go-about, going,
     itinerant, itinerary, journeying, locomotive, mover, moving,
     mundivagant, on tour, passing, pedestrian, perambulating,
     perambulatory, peregrinative, peregrinator, peripatetic,
     pilgrimlike, progressing, rambler, roamer, rolling stone, rover,
     runabout, straggler, stroller, strolling, strolling player,
     touring, touristic, touristy, traveling, trekking, troubadour,
     visitant, walking, wanderer, wandering minstrel, wandering scholar,
     wayfaring
  
  

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