from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Nahuatl name for the owl, used in the southwestern United States, Mexico, parts of Central America, and other Spanish-speaking regions.
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Guajolote tecolote zopilote zenzontle/Here in Zacatecas, YES.
I know the meaning of guajolote, tecolote zopilote and Ill stop with zenzontle.
Outside the coyotes howl, far away on the plain, and the mournful cry of the _tecolote_, or Mexican night owl, faintly reaches my ears, as, wrapped in my blankets with a saddle for a pillow, I fall asleep upon the cavern floor.
Throughout the Great Plateau of Anahuac, separated by long stretches of dusty wilderness, unclothed except by scanty thorny shrubs, and scarcely inhabited except by the _coyote_ and the _tecolote_,  are handsome cities with their surrounding cultivation and characteristic life.
Hondo, tapaderos, bad hombre, tecolote, bronco, maverick, side-winder -- rapaciously he seized upon them as bits of the argot of fairyland.
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