Laughing owl
Laughing Laugh"ing, a. & n. from {Laugh}, v. i. [1913 Webster]

{Laughing falcon} (Zo["o]l.), a South American hawk ({Herpetotheres cachinnans}); -- so called from its notes, which resemble a shrill laugh.

{Laughing gas} (Chem.), hyponitrous oxide, or protoxide of nitrogen

{Laughing goose} (Zo["o]l.), the European white-fronted goose.

{Laughing gull}. (Zo["o]l.) (a) A common European gull ({Xema ridibundus}); -- called also {pewit}, {black cap}, {red-legged gull}, and {sea crow}. (b) An American gull ({Larus atricilla}). In summer the head is nearly black, the back slate color, and the five outer primaries black.

{Laughing hyena} (Zo["o]l.), the spotted hyena. See {Hyena}.

{Laughing jackass} (Zo["o]l.), the great brown kingfisher ({Dacelo gigas}), of Australia; -- called also {giant kingfisher}, and {gogobera}.

{Laughing owl} (Zo["o]l.), a peculiar owl ({Sceloglaux albifacies}) of New Zealand, said to be on the verge of extinction. The name alludes to its notes. [1913 Webster]


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  • Laughing Owl — Taxobox name = Laughing Owl status = EX extinct = 1914? status system = iucn3.1 image width = 200px image caption = Plumage variation in the Laughing Owl regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Strigiformes familia = Strigidae… …   Wikipedia

  • laughing owl — linksmosios kvatoklės statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Sceloglaux angl. laughing owl vok. Lachkauz, m rus. смеющаяся сова, f pranc. ninoxe rieuse, f ryšiai: platesnis terminas – aštrianagės pelėdos siauresnis terminas –… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • laughing owl — linksmoji kvatoklė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Sceloglaux albifacies angl. laughing owl vok. Lachkauz, m rus. смеющаяся сова, f pranc. ninoxe rieuse, f ryšiai: platesnis terminas – linksmosios kvatoklės …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • laughing owl — noun almost extinct owl of New Zealand • Syn: ↑laughing jackass, ↑Sceloglaux albifacies • Hypernyms: ↑owl, ↑bird of Minerva, ↑bird of night, ↑hooter • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • laughing owl — noun An owl (Sceloglaux albifacies) of New Zealand, now probably extinct, named for its cry. Syn: whekau, white faced owl …   Wiktionary

  • laughing owl — ▪ bird       an extinct bird of the family Strigidae (order Strigiformes) that was native to New Zealand. It was last seen in the early 1900s. Laughing owls nested on the ground, where they fell prey to cats, rats, goats, and weasels. About 40 cm …   Universalium

  • Laughing — Laugh ing, a. & n. from {Laugh}, v. i. [1913 Webster] {Laughing falcon} (Zo[ o]l.), a South American hawk ({Herpetotheres cachinnans}); so called from its notes, which resemble a shrill laugh. {Laughing gas} (Chem.), hyponitrous oxide, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Laughing falcon — Laughing Laugh ing, a. & n. from {Laugh}, v. i. [1913 Webster] {Laughing falcon} (Zo[ o]l.), a South American hawk ({Herpetotheres cachinnans}); so called from its notes, which resemble a shrill laugh. {Laughing gas} (Chem.), hyponitrous oxide,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Laughing gas — Laughing Laugh ing, a. & n. from {Laugh}, v. i. [1913 Webster] {Laughing falcon} (Zo[ o]l.), a South American hawk ({Herpetotheres cachinnans}); so called from its notes, which resemble a shrill laugh. {Laughing gas} (Chem.), hyponitrous oxide,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Laughing goose — Laughing Laugh ing, a. & n. from {Laugh}, v. i. [1913 Webster] {Laughing falcon} (Zo[ o]l.), a South American hawk ({Herpetotheres cachinnans}); so called from its notes, which resemble a shrill laugh. {Laughing gas} (Chem.), hyponitrous oxide,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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