Syrnium nebulosum
Hoot Hoot, n. 1. A derisive cry or shout. --Glanvill. [1913 Webster]

2. The cry of an owl. [1913 Webster]

3. A very funny event, person, or experience; as, watching Jack try to catch that greased pig was a hoot. [PJC]

{Hoot owl} (Zo["o]l.), the barred owl ({Syrnium nebulosum}). See {Barred owl}.

{not give a hoot} not care at all. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Syrnium nebulosum — Barred owl Barred owl (Zo[ o]l.) A large American owl ({Syrnium nebulosum}); so called from the transverse bars of a dark brown color on the breast. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Barred owl — (Zo[ o]l.) A large American owl ({Syrnium nebulosum}); so called from the transverse bars of a dark brown color on the breast. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hoot — Hoot, n. 1. A derisive cry or shout. Glanvill. [1913 Webster] 2. The cry of an owl. [1913 Webster] 3. A very funny event, person, or experience; as, watching Jack try to catch that greased pig was a hoot. [PJC] {Hoot owl} (Zo[ o]l.), the barred… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hoot owl — Hoot Hoot, n. 1. A derisive cry or shout. Glanvill. [1913 Webster] 2. The cry of an owl. [1913 Webster] 3. A very funny event, person, or experience; as, watching Jack try to catch that greased pig was a hoot. [PJC] {Hoot owl} (Zo[ o]l.), the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • not give a hoot — Hoot Hoot, n. 1. A derisive cry or shout. Glanvill. [1913 Webster] 2. The cry of an owl. [1913 Webster] 3. A very funny event, person, or experience; as, watching Jack try to catch that greased pig was a hoot. [PJC] {Hoot owl} (Zo[ o]l.), the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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