Aegolius

noun Ae·go·li·us \ē-ˈgō-lē-əs\

Definition of Aegolius

  1. :  a genus of small northern owls including the saw-whet owl

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Origin and Etymology of aegolius

borrowed from New Latin, going back to Latin aegōlios, an owl (Pliny), borrowed from Greek aigōliós, aigṓlios “barn owl”


First Known Use: 1862


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