Owl parrot
Owl Owl (oul), n. [AS. [=u]le; akin to D. uil, OHG. [=u]wila, G. eule, Icel. ugla, Sw. ugla, Dan. ugle.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo["o]l.) Any species of raptorial birds of the family {Strigid[ae]}. They have large eyes and ears, and a conspicuous circle of feathers around each eye. They are mostly nocturnal in their habits. [1913 Webster]

Note: Some species have erectile tufts of feathers on the head. The feathers are soft and somewhat downy. The species are numerous. See {Barn owl}, {Burrowing owl}, {Eared owl}, {Hawk owl}, {Horned owl}, {Screech owl}, {Snowy owl}, under {Barn}, {Burrowing}, etc. [1913 Webster]

Note: In the Scriptures the owl is commonly associated with desolation; poets and story-tellers introduce it as a bird of ill omen. . . . The Greeks and Romans made it the emblem of wisdom, and sacred to Minerva, -- and indeed its large head and solemn eyes give it an air of wisdom. --Am. Cyc. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) A variety of the domestic pigeon. [1913 Webster]

{Owl monkey} (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of South American nocturnal monkeys of the genus {Nyctipithecus}. They have very large eyes. Called also {durukuli}.

{Owl moth} (Zo["o]l.), a very large moth ({Erebus strix}). The expanse of its wings is over ten inches.

{Owl parrot} (Zo["o]l.), the kakapo.

{Sea owl} (Zo["o]l.), the lumpfish.

{Owl train}, a cant name for certain railway trains whose run is in the nighttime. [1913 Webster]


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  • Owl parrot — Parrot Par rot (p[a^]r r[u^]t), n. [Prob. fr. F. Pierrot, dim. of Pierre Peter. F. pierrot is also the name of the sparrow. Cf. {Paroquet}, {Petrel}, {Petrify}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) In a general sense, any bird of the order {Psittaci}. [1913 Webster] 2 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • owl parrot — Kakapo Ka ka*po , n. (Zo[ o]l.) A singular nocturnal parrot ({Strigops habroptilus}), native of New Zealand. It lives in holes during the day, but is active at night. It resembles an owl in its colors and general appearance. It has large wings,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • owl parrot — pelėdinės papūgos statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Strigops angl. kakapo; owl parrot vok. Eulenpapagei, m; Kakapo, n rus. какапо, m; совиный попугай, m pranc. perruche hibou, f ryšiai: platesnis terminas – pelėdinės… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • owl-parrot — owlˈ parrˈot noun The kakapo • • • Main Entry: ↑owl …   Useful english dictionary

  • owl parrot — also called  Kakapo,         New Zealand parrot species of the subfamily Strigopinae. See parrot. * * * …   Universalium

  • owl parrot — noun The kakapo …   Wiktionary

  • owl parrot — noun another term for kakapo …   English new terms dictionary

  • owl parrot — noun : kakapo …   Useful english dictionary

  • Owl — (oul), n. [AS. [=u]le; akin to D. uil, OHG. [=u]wila, G. eule, Icel. ugla, Sw. ugla, Dan. ugle.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any species of raptorial birds of the family {Strigid[ae]}. They have large eyes and ears, and a conspicuous circle of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Owl monkey — Owl Owl (oul), n. [AS. [=u]le; akin to D. uil, OHG. [=u]wila, G. eule, Icel. ugla, Sw. ugla, Dan. ugle.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any species of raptorial birds of the family {Strigid[ae]}. They have large eyes and ears, and a conspicuous… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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