Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of the pair of tufts of feathers, or egrets, also called ears and horns, on the head in sundry owls, as species of Bubo, Scops, Otus, or Asio; a feather-horn. Also (rarely) called corniplume. See cuts under Buboninæ and Otus.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) An ear tuft of feathers, as in the horned owls.
- From Latin pluma "feather" + cornu "horn". (Wiktionary)
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