plural noun Strig·i·dae \ˈstrijəˌdē\

Definition of Strigidae

  1. :  a family of birds (order Strigiformes): a in former classifications :  a family coextensive with Strigiformes b in some especially former classifications :  a family equivalent to Tytonidae c :  a family comprising all the owls except the barn owls — compare tytonidae — see bubonidae

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Origin and Etymology of strigidae

New Latin, from Strig-, Strix type genus + -idae

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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