from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The typical genus of the family Ascalaphidæ.
- noun [lowercase] The specific name of a horned owl, Bubo ascalaphus, of Europe and Africa.
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There, from a gap in the wall, a large face stared out at me -- the unblinking and intense stare of a truly huge pharaoh eagle owl (Bubo ascalaphus).
Egyptian eagle-owl (Bubo ascalaphus), which takes the place of the eagle-owl (Bubo maximus) found in Southern Europe.