Origin of scop
Examples from the Web for scops
Historical Examples of scops
The owl I know least is a little Scops owl, kept alone in the insect-house.
Very different is the cry of the little scops owl (Scops giu).Glimpses of Indian Birds
"But she is innocent as that bird in the air," screamed her lover, pointing to a scops owl which was sailing above the cypresses.A House-Party
Dale, an English author, mentions another example of the utility of the Scops.Reptiles and Birds
The scops is a small owl with aigrettes or "horns," the wood-owl is a large bird without aigrettes.A Bird Calendar for Northern India
Word Origin for scop
"poet, minstrel," Old English scop, cognate with Old High German scoph "poetry, sport, jest," Old Norse skop "railing, mockery" (see scoff (v.)).