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noun (1)

plural -es
: a fluting of a column


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noun (2)

: a variously restricted genus of owls:
a in former classifications
: a large genus containing most owls except the barn owls
: a genus comprising the barn owls
: the type genus of the family Strigidae comprising owls that lack ear tufts and including the tawny owl and the barred owl

Word History


Noun (1)

Latin strig-, strix furrow, groove, flute; akin to Latin striga furrow

Noun (2)

New Latin Strig-, Strix, from Latin, screech owl

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“Strix.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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