Bu·bon·i·dae \b(y)üˈbänəˌdē\

Definition of Bubonidae

  1. taxonomic synonym of strigidae

  1. —used in place of Strigidae as usually restricted when Strigidae replaces Tytonidae

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Origin and Etymology of bubonidae

borrowed from New Latin, from Bubon-, Bubo bubo + -idae -idae

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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