plural noun

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

Word History


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

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“Strigidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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