scops owl

[ skops ]
/ skɒps /

noun

any of a group of small owls having ear tufts and a whistling call, especially Otus scops (Old World scops owl) and O. sunia (Oriental scops owl).

Nearby words

  1. scopolamine,
  2. scopoline,
  3. scopophilia,
  4. scopophiliac,
  5. scopophobia,
  6. scoptic,
  7. scoptophilia,
  8. scoptophiliac,
  9. scopula,
  10. scopulate

Origin of scops owl

1815–25; < New Latin < Greek skṓps little horned owl

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