Definition of Little owl

1. Noun. Small European owl.

Exact synonyms: Athene Noctua
Generic synonyms: Bird Of Minerva, Bird Of Night, Hooter, Owl
Group relationships: Athene, Genus Athene

Definition of Little owl

1. Noun. A small species of European owl, ''Athene noctua''. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Little Owl

little green men
little gull
little gulls
little hand
little head of humerus
little ladies
little lady
little league
little leaguer
little leaguer's elbow
little of the creature
little one
little ones
little owl (current term)
little owls
little penguin
little penguins
little pitcher
little pitchers
little pitchers have big ears
little pitchers have long ears
little potato
little sister
little sisters
little skate
little slam
little slick
little spotted kiwi

Literary usage of Little owl

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1. The Birds of America by John James Audubon (1840)
"This lively and beautiful little Owl is found in almost every portion of the ... The little owl is known in Massachusetts by the name of the "Saw- whet," ..."

2. The Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin (1909)
"... —little owl —Saline Streams—Level Plains—Mastodon—St. Fé—Change in Landscape—Geology—Tooth of extinct Horse—Relation of the Fossil and recent Quadrupeds ..."

3. American Ornithology; Or, The Natural History of the Birds of the United States. by Alexander Wilson, Charles Lucian Bonaparte, William Jardine (1832)
"little owl—STRIX ... Wilson appears to have been mistaken, or to have confounded the name at least of the little owl; and on the authority of Temminck and ..."

4. A history of British birds by Francis Orpen Morris (1851)
"little owl. LITTLE NIGHT OWL. Strix passerina, LINN-EUS. LATHAM. ... and is, perhaps, the most shapely of all our Owls." The little owl is common in ..."

5. A History of British Birds by Thomas Bewick, Ralph Beilby, Henry Cotes (1816)
"This species is found in various parts of Europe; it frequents woods, and builds its nest in the hollows of trees. THE little owl. (Strix Passerina, Lin. ..."

6. The Life of Edward Fitzgerald by Thomas Wright (1904)
"... comforting himself with the reflection that, even if nobody else cared about it, he would, to use the family saying, have done ' his little owl. ..."

7. Journal of Researches Into the Geology & Natural History of the Various by Charles Darwin (1908)
"... —little owl—Saline Streams —Level Plains—Mastodon—St. Fe—Change in Landscape—Geology—Tooth of extinct Horse—Relation of the Fossil and recent Quadrupeds ..."

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