strix

noun \ˈstriks\

Definition of strix

plural

-es

  1. :  a fluting of a column

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Origin and Etymology of strix

Latin strig-, strix furrow, groove, flute; akin to Latin striga furrow — more at strike


Strix

noun \ˈstriks\

Definition of Strix

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of strix

New Latin Strig-, Strix, from Latin, screech owl — more at strident


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