from The Century Dictionary.
- noun 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 Buboninæand Otus.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Zoöl.) An ear tuft of feathers, as in the horned owls.
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- noun zoology An
ear tuftof feathers, as in the horned owls.
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From Latin pluma "feather" + cornu "horn".
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