from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A small or young owl.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An owl; a howlet.
  • noun A young owl; a little owl.
  • noun Same as owlet-moth.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) A small owl; especially, the European species (Athene noctua), and the California flammulated owlet (Megascops flammeolus).
  • noun (Zoöl.) any noctuid moth.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A young owl; owling.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun young owl


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Diminutive of owl. Compare howlet.


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  • Awww. The word alone makes me want to pet it and feed it cheese. Unfortunately, said owlet would appreciate neither the petting, nor the cheese.

    July 3, 2007