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English → English (gcide) Definition: Owl parrot Owl \Owl\ (oul), n. [AS. [=u]le; akin to D. uil, OHG. [=u]wila, G. eule, Icel. ugla, Sw. ugla, Dan. ugle.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo["o]l.) Any species of raptorial birds of the family Strigid[ae]. They have large eyes and ears, and a conspicuous circle of feathers around each eye. They are mostly nocturnal in their habits. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo["o]l.) A variety of the domestic pigeon. [1913 Webster] Owl monkey (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. Owl moth (Zo["o]l.), a very large moth (Erebus strix). The expanse of its wings is over ten inches. Owl parrot (Zo["o]l.), the kakapo. Sea owl (Zo["o]l.), the lumpfish. Owl train, a cant name for certain railway trains whose run is in the nighttime. [1913 Webster] 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. (Zo["o]l.) In a general sense, any bird of the order Psittaci. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo["o]l.) 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. [1913 Webster] Carolina parrot (Zo["o]l.), the Carolina parrakeet. See Parrakeet. Night parrot, or Owl parrot. (Zo["o]l.) 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 (Zo["o]l.), 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. [1913 Webster]


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