Nyctea

noun
Nyc·​tea | \ ˈniktēə \

Definition of Nyctea

: a genus of birds (family Strigidae) consisting of the snowy owl

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History and Etymology for Nyctea

New Latin, from nyct- + Latin -ea (neuter plural suffix)

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“Nyctea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Nyctea. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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