Glaucidium

noun Glau·cid·i·um \glȯˈsidēəm\

Definition of Glaucidium

  1. :  a genus of small owls comprising the pygmy owls

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Origin and Etymology of glaucidium

New Latin, from Greek glaukidion small owl, diminutive of glauk-, glaux owl


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