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Definition: Erebus strix
(oul), n. [AS. [=u]le; akin to D. uil, OHG. [=u]wila,
G. eule, Icel. ugla, Sw. ugla, Dan. ugle.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) Any species of raptorial birds of the family
. They have large eyes and ears, and a
conspicuous circle of feathers around each eye. They are
mostly nocturnal in their habits.
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
, Hawk owl
, Horned owl
, Screech owl
, under Barn
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.
2. (Zo["o]l.) A variety of the domestic pigeon.
(Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of South
American nocturnal monkeys of the genus Nyctipithecus
They have very large eyes. Called also durukuli
(Zo["o]l.), a very large moth (Erebus strix
The expanse of its wings is over ten inches.
(Zo["o]l.), the kakapo.
(Zo["o]l.), the lumpfish.
, a cant name for certain railway trains whose run
is in the nighttime.