Definition of Bird of Minerva
1. Noun. Nocturnal bird of prey with hawk-like beak and claws and large head with front-facing eyes.
Generic synonyms: Bird Of Prey, Raptor, Raptorial Bird
Group relationships: Order Strigiformes, Strigiformes
Specialized synonyms: Owlet, Athene Noctua, Little Owl, Horned Owl, Great Gray Owl, Great Grey Owl, Strix Nebulosa, Strix Aluco, Tawny Owl, Barred Owl, Strix Varia, Otus Asio, Screech Owl, Screech Owl, Scops Owl, Spotted Owl, Strix Occidentalis, Hoot Owl, Hawk Owl, Surnia Ulula, Asio Otus, Long-eared Owl, Laughing Jackass, Laughing Owl, Sceloglaux Albifacies, Barn Owl, Tyto Alba
Derivative terms: Hoot, Owlet
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Literary usage of Bird of Minerva
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1. The Coues Check List of North American Birds by Elliott Coues (1882)
"... is apt for the bird of Minerva, goddess of wisdom, and is given just as Athene was made a similar epithet. Furthermore, the English word ..."
2. Southern Literary Messenger (1849)
"j as he emerged, only to gripe harder and be again ship of that bird of Minerva. 1 He who delights in contrasts, need seek none ; perpetrators with a vacant ..."
3. Notes of a Naturalist in the Nile Valley and Malta: A Narrative of by Andrew Leith Adams (1870)
"... flammea) clearly figured on the tombs of Beni Hassan, and procured a specimen in the palm-groves; but the most common of all is the bird of Minerva ..."
4. Memoirs of the Life and Writings of William Hayley, Esq: The Friend and by William Hayley, John Johnson (1823)
"... and I have the pleasure to add the favourite bird of " Minerva, which flies to you, undoubtedly, to pay you a just " compliment for your attention to ..."