Meaning of gyrfalcon

gyr•fal•con

Pronunciation: ( jûr'fôl"kun, -fal"-, -fô"kun), [key]
— n.
  1. a large falcon, Falco rusticolus, of arctic and subarctic regions, having white, gray, or blackish color phases: now greatly reduced in number.
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