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Strix

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Strix owls lacking ear tufts
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Strix (Arch) One of the flutings of a column.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n strix A Linnean genus of owls. Containing all the Striges.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Strix striks a genus typical of Strigidæ.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. strix, strigis,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. strix—Gr. strix, a screech-owl.

Usage

In literature:

Nearly allied to the Strix flammea, or Barn Owl of England.
"Expedition into Central Australia" by Charles Sturt
Strix delicatula 1 2 3.
"Voyage Of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by John MacGillivray
Of the genus Strix but three varieties were seen, and of those two were preserved, both of which are believed to be undescribed.
"Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, Vol. II." by John L. Stephens
Strix bubo, the only but very common owl of the up-country, and one Otus of the low plain, are treated as birds of ill-omen.
"The Highlands of Ethiopia" by William Cornwallis Harris
The bird of prey, the evening solar bird, becomes a strix, or witch, during the night.
"Zoological Mythology (Volume II)" by Angelo de Gubernatis
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In news:

Wayne first heard the owl (Strix varia) calling and wondered if he could get it into camera range.
Nabholz captured the image of the owl (Strix varia) using a Canon D30 camera and Canon 300mm f/2.8 lens with stacked 1.4x and 2x teleconverters.
"It was 11 in the morning when my girlfriend and I spotted this magnificent bird (Strix nebulosa) about 50 feet from the trail," Jean tells us.
Barred Owl (Strix varia), Presqu'ile Provincial Park, Brighton, Ontario, Canada, February 14, 2010, 12:08 pm, by Sally Walsh.
Barred Owl (Strix varia) by Sally Walsh.
The Dean, This Hospital Earth, Sars From Mars, Strix Vega and Pubic Zirconium.
Strix 's multi-radio wi-fi mesh serves as alternative to fiber for integrated voice, video, and data surveillance systems.
Protection Partners Selects Strix Systems' Wireless Mesh for Real-Time Surveillance System.
Citay and The Donkeys, plus Kinetic music, Strix Vega and two Reds.
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