from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of the flutings of a column.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Linnean genus of owls.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. owls lacking ear tufts
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Another kind of screech owl (strix) has its name from its strident (stridet) call.
Romans called the owl strix pl. striges, the same word that meant "witch."
Bombyx and hÃ©lix are a little special for poetry (the latter meant only the exterior contour of the ear), and strix was not to be found in dictionaries current during MallarmÃ©'s lifetime.
But the Juillard Dictionnaire Inverse de la Langue FranÃ§aise lists twenty rhymes, among them bombyx, hÃ©lix, prolixe, and strix; and we may add the great name of VercingÃ©torix.
Of moths, too, there are great numbers, -- among them, the Erebus strix, the largest of its family, sometimes measuring nearly a foot in expanse of wing.
The ‘strix’ is supposed to have been the screech owl, and was a favorite bird with the enchanters, who were supposed to have the power of assuming that form.
Among the birds that are found here, are the eagle, various species, (falco); owl (strix); king bird
semper, et tectis strix uiolenta canat: ipsa fame stimulante furens herbasque sepulcris
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