noun (1)
\ ˈstriks \
plural -es

Definition of strix

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a fluting of a column


noun (2)
\ ˈstriks \

Definition of Strix (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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History and Etymology for strix

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.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 7 December 2019.

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