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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A family of nocturnal birds of the genus of owls.

Usage examples (5)
  • Owl is common generic name for nocturnal predatory birds in the families Tytonidae and Strigidae.
  • The wide-extending marshes and pools are frequented by pelicans, herons, and wild geese, ducks, and flamingoes; while other birds -- chiefly belonging to the Falconidae,...
  • As the Long-eared and Short-eared owls show, rules on dispersal capability vary among species and there isn’t a single rule that applies to all Strigidae.
  • Strigidae, to which most owls belong. for more
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