howlet

[ hou-lit ]
/ ˈhaʊ lɪt /

noun British Dialect.

an owl or owlet.

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Origin of howlet

1425–75; late Middle English; perhaps <French hulotte wood-owl, perhaps derivative of Middle French huler to howl <Germanic; see howl
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British Dictionary definitions for howlet

howlet
/ (ˈhaʊlɪt) /

noun

archaic, poetic another word for owl

Word Origin for howlet

C15: diminutive of howle owl
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