elf owl


a small, insectivorous owl, Micrathene whitneyi, of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico.

Nearby words

  1. eleventh cranial nerve,
  2. eleventh hour,
  3. elevon,
  4. elevsís,
  5. elf,
  6. elf-cup,
  7. elfin,
  8. elfin forest,
  9. elfinwood,
  10. elfish

Origin of elf owl

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90

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