saw-whet
noun see saw-whet owl

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Saw-whet — n. (Zo[ o]l.) A small North American owl ({Nyctale Acadica}), destitute of ear tufts and having feathered toes; called also {Acadian owl}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • saw-whet — noun see saw whet owl …   Useful english dictionary

  • saw-whet owl — saw′ whet owl n. orn a small North American owl, Aegolius acadicus, with a persistently repeated, mechanical sounding note • Etymology: 1825–35, amer.; from its cry being likened to a saw being whetted …   From formal English to slang

  • saw-whet owl — ☆ saw whet owl [sô′hwet΄, sô′wet΄ ] n. [echoic] a very small North American forest owl (Aegolius acadicus) with brown and white plumage …   English World dictionary

  • saw-whet owl — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun also saw whet : a very small No. American owl (Cryptoglaux acadica) that is largely dark brown above and white beneath with vertical brown stripes on the breast, has a rasping metallic call suggesting the filing of a saw, and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • saw-whet owl — noun Etymology: from the supposed resemblance of its cry to the sound made in filing a saw Date: 1834 a very small harsh voiced North American owl (Aegolius acadicus) that is largely dark brown above and chestnut streaked with white beneath… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • saw-whet owls — lututės statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Aegoliini angl. saw whet owls ryšiai: platesnis terminas – raibosios pelėdos siauresnis terminas – lututės …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • saw-whet owl — /saw hwet , wet / a very small North American owl, Aegolius acadicus, having streaked, brown plumage and lacking ear tufts. [1825 35, Amer.; allegedly so called because its cry was likened to the noise of a saw being whetted] * * * …   Universalium

  • Northern Saw-whet Owl — Conservation status Least Concern ( …   Wikipedia

  • Unspotted Saw-whet Owl — Taxobox name = Unspotted Saw whet Owl status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Strigiformes familia = Strigidae genus = Aegolius species = A. ridgwayi binomial = Aegolius ridgwayi binomial… …   Wikipedia

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