Definition of Strigidae
: 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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