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, but can fly only a short distance. Called also {owl parrot}, {night parrot}, and {night kaka}. [1913 Webster]

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — 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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