plural noun
Strig·​i·​dae | \ ˈstrijəˌdē \

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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History and Etymology for Strigidae

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

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“Strigidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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