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per·e·grine /ˈpɛrɪgrɪn, -ˌgrin, -ˌgraɪn/

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

3. peregrine falcon.

1350–1400; ME < L peregrīnus foreign, deriv. of peregrē abroad, lit., through (i.e., beyond the borders of) the field, equiv. to per– per- + –egr-, comb. form of ager field + –ē adv. suffix; see -ine

—Related forms
per·e·grin·i·ty /ˌpɛrɪˈgrɪnɪti/, noun

Source: Dictionary.com.

At rest upon the ground, Vermoulian’s wonderful peregrine palace, together with its loggias, formal gardens and entrance pavilion, occupied an octagonal site some three acres in extent.

Source: Tales of the Dying Earth by Jack Vance.

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