Screech-owl Definition

noun
Any of various small New World owls (genus Otus) of a worldwide family (Strigidae), characterized by feathered ear tufts and an eerie, wailing cry rather than a hoot.
Webster's New World
Any owl with such a cry.
Webster's New World
(UK) The barn owl, Tyto alba.
Wiktionary
Synonyms:
Otus asio

Other Word Forms of Screech-owl

Noun

Singular:
screech-owl
Plural:
screech-owls

Origin of Screech-owl

  • From the fact that these species are owls which emit screeching calls.

    From Wiktionary

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