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lanner

Syllabification: lan·ner
Pronunciation: /ˈlanər
 
/
(also lanner falcon)

Definition of lanner in English:

noun

A falcon with a dark brown back and buff cap, found in southeastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
  • Falco biarmicus, family Falconidae
Example sentences
  • Many people have flown lanner falcons, but few have had good results taking game with them.
  • There are thought to be about a million lanner falcons in the world and they are common through much of southern Europe, the Middle East, south-west Asia and Africa.
  • Large and small white egrets, spoonbills, black cranes and the very rare lanner falcons are permanent inhabitants of the near-by, strictly protected bird reserve.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French lanier, perhaps a noun use of lanier 'cowardly', from a derogatory use of lanier 'wool merchant', from Latin lanarius, from lana 'wool'.

Words that rhyme with lanner

Alana, Anna, bandanna, banner, Branagh, canna, canner, Diana, fanner, Fermanagh, Guyana, Hannah, Havana, hosanna, Indiana, Joanna, Louisiana, manna, manner, manor, Montana, nana, planner, Pollyanna, Rosanna, savannah, scanner, spanner, Susanna, tanner

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