owl parrot


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Owl \Owl\ (oul), n. [AS. [=u]le; akin to D. uil, OHG. [=u]wila,
   G. eule, Icel. ugla, Sw. ugla, Dan. ugle.]
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   1. (Zool.) Any species of raptorial birds of the family
      Strigidae. They have large eyes and ears, and a
      conspicuous circle of feathers around each eye. They are
      mostly nocturnal in their habits.
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   Note: Some species have erectile tufts of feathers on the
         head. The feathers are soft and somewhat downy. The
         species are numerous. See Barn owl, Burrowing owl,
         Eared owl, Hawk owl, Horned owl, Screech owl,
         Snowy owl, under Barn, Burrowing, etc.
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   Note: In the Scriptures the owl is commonly associated with
         desolation; poets and story-tellers introduce it as a
         bird of ill omen. . . . The Greeks and Romans made it
         the emblem of wisdom, and sacred to Minerva, -- and
         indeed its large head and solemn eyes give it an air of
         wisdom. --Am. Cyc.
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   2. (Zool.) A variety of the domestic pigeon.
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   Owl monkey (Zool.), any one of several species of South
      American nocturnal monkeys of the genus Nyctipithecus.
      They have very large eyes. Called also durukuli.

   Owl moth (Zool.), a very large moth (Erebus strix). The
      expanse of its wings is over ten inches.

   Owl parrot (Zool.), the kakapo.

   Sea owl (Zool.), the lumpfish.

   Owl train, a cant name for certain railway trains whose run
      is in the nighttime.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Parrot \Par"rot\ (p[a^]r"r[u^]t), n. [Prob. fr. F. Pierrot, dim.
   of Pierre Peter. F. pierrot is also the name of the sparrow.
   Cf. Paroquet, Petrel, Petrify.]
   1. (Zool.) In a general sense, any bird of the order
      Psittaci.
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   2. (Zool.) Any species of Psittacus, Chrysotis, Pionus,
      and other genera of the family Psittacid[ae], as
      distinguished from the parrakeets, macaws, and lories.
      They have a short rounded or even tail, and often a naked
      space on the cheeks. The gray parrot, or jako ({Psittacus
      erithacus}) of Africa (see Jako), and the species of
      Amazon, or green, parrots (Chrysotis) of America, are
      examples. Many species, as cage birds, readily learn to
      imitate sounds, and to repeat words and phrases.
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   Carolina parrot (Zool.), the Carolina parrakeet. See
      Parrakeet.

   Night parrot, or Owl parrot. (Zool.) See Kakapo.

   Parrot coal, cannel coal; -- so called from the crackling
      and chattering sound it makes in burning. [Eng. & Scot.]
      

   Parrot green. (Chem.) See Scheele's green, under Green,
      n.

   Parrot weed (Bot.), a suffrutescent plant ({Bocconia
      frutescens}) of the Poppy family, native of the warmer
      parts of America. It has very large, sinuate, pinnatifid
      leaves, and small, panicled, apetalous flowers.

   Parrot wrasse, Parrot fish (Zool.), any fish of the genus
      Scarus. One species (Scarus Cretensis), found in the
      Mediterranean, is esteemed by epicures, and was highly
      prized by the ancient Greeks and Romans.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Kakapo \Ka`ka*po"\, n. (Zool.)
   A singular nocturnal parrot (Strigops habroptilus), native
   of New Zealand. It lives in holes during the day, but is
   active at night. It resembles an owl in its colors and
   general appearance. It has large wings, but can fly only a
   short distance. Called also owl parrot, night parrot, and
   night kaka.
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