churr owl
Eve Eve ([=e]v), n. [See {Even}, n.] 1. Evening. [Poetic] [1913 Webster]

Winter oft, at eve resumes the breeze. --Thomson. [1913 Webster]

2. The evening before a holiday, -- from the Jewish mode of reckoning the day as beginning at sunset, not at midnight; as, Christmas eve is the evening before Christmas; also, the period immediately preceding some important event. ``On the eve of death.'' --Keble. [1913 Webster]

{Eve churr} (Zo["o]l), the European goatsucker or nightjar; -- called also {night churr}, and {churr owl}. [1913 Webster]


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  • churr-owl — Goatsucker Goat suck er, n. (Zo[ o]l.) One of several species of insectivorous birds, belonging to {Caprimulgus} and allied genera, esp. the European species ({Caprimulgus Europ[ae]us}); so called from the mistaken notion that it sucks goats. The …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • churr-owl — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun dialect England : the European nightjar …   Useful english dictionary

  • night churr — Goatsucker Goat suck er, n. (Zo[ o]l.) One of several species of insectivorous birds, belonging to {Caprimulgus} and allied genera, esp. the European species ({Caprimulgus Europ[ae]us}); so called from the mistaken notion that it sucks goats. The …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fern owl — Goatsucker Goat suck er, n. (Zo[ o]l.) One of several species of insectivorous birds, belonging to {Caprimulgus} and allied genera, esp. the European species ({Caprimulgus Europ[ae]us}); so called from the mistaken notion that it sucks goats. The …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • goat owl — Goatsucker Goat suck er, n. (Zo[ o]l.) One of several species of insectivorous birds, belonging to {Caprimulgus} and allied genera, esp. the European species ({Caprimulgus Europ[ae]us}); so called from the mistaken notion that it sucks goats. The …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Eve churr — Eve Eve ([=e]v), n. [See {Even}, n.] 1. Evening. [Poetic] [1913 Webster] Winter oft, at eve resumes the breeze. Thomson. [1913 Webster] 2. The evening before a holiday, from the Jewish mode of reckoning the day as beginning at sunset, not at… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • night churr — Eve Eve ([=e]v), n. [See {Even}, n.] 1. Evening. [Poetic] [1913 Webster] Winter oft, at eve resumes the breeze. Thomson. [1913 Webster] 2. The evening before a holiday, from the Jewish mode of reckoning the day as beginning at sunset, not at… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • churn-owl — /chûrnˈowl/ noun A dialect name for the nightjar ORIGIN: Appar ↑churr and ↑owl …   Useful english dictionary

  • Night churr — Night Night (n[imac]t), n. [OE. night, niht, AS. neaht, niht; akin to D. nacht, OS. & OHG. naht, G. nacht, Icel. n[=o]tt, Sw. natt, Dan. nat, Goth. nahts, Lith. naktis, Russ. noche, W. nos, Ir. nochd, L. nox, noctis, Gr. ny x, nykto s, Skr. nakta …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Caprimulgus Europaeus — Goatsucker Goat suck er, n. (Zo[ o]l.) One of several species of insectivorous birds, belonging to {Caprimulgus} and allied genera, esp. the European species ({Caprimulgus Europ[ae]us}); so called from the mistaken notion that it sucks goats. The …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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