laughing owl

laughing owl
noun
almost extinct owl of New Zealand
Hypernyms: ↑owl, ↑bird of Minerva, ↑bird of night, ↑hooter
Member Holonyms: ↑Sceloglaux, ↑genus Sceloglaux

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noun
Etymology: laughing from present participle of laugh (I)
: a reddish-brown owl (Sceloglaux albifacies) of New Zealand that is almost extinct

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  • Laughing owl — Laughing Laugh ing, a. & n. from {Laugh}, v. i. [1913 Webster] {Laughing falcon} (Zo[ o]l.), a South American hawk ({Herpetotheres cachinnans}); so called from its notes, which resemble a shrill laugh. {Laughing gas} (Chem.), hyponitrous oxide,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Laughing Owl — Taxobox name = Laughing Owl status = EX extinct = 1914? status system = iucn3.1 image width = 200px image caption = Plumage variation in the Laughing Owl regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Strigiformes familia = Strigidae… …   Wikipedia

  • laughing owl — linksmosios kvatoklės statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Sceloglaux angl. laughing owl vok. Lachkauz, m rus. смеющаяся сова, f pranc. ninoxe rieuse, f ryšiai: platesnis terminas – aštrianagės pelėdos siauresnis terminas –… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • laughing owl — linksmoji kvatoklė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Sceloglaux albifacies angl. laughing owl vok. Lachkauz, m rus. смеющаяся сова, f pranc. ninoxe rieuse, f ryšiai: platesnis terminas – linksmosios kvatoklės …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • laughing owl — noun An owl (Sceloglaux albifacies) of New Zealand, now probably extinct, named for its cry. Syn: whekau, white faced owl …   Wiktionary

  • laughing owl — ▪ bird       an extinct bird of the family Strigidae (order Strigiformes) that was native to New Zealand. It was last seen in the early 1900s. Laughing owls nested on the ground, where they fell prey to cats, rats, goats, and weasels. About 40 cm …   Universalium

  • Laughing — Laugh ing, a. & n. from {Laugh}, v. i. [1913 Webster] {Laughing falcon} (Zo[ o]l.), a South American hawk ({Herpetotheres cachinnans}); so called from its notes, which resemble a shrill laugh. {Laughing gas} (Chem.), hyponitrous oxide, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Laughing falcon — Laughing Laugh ing, a. & n. from {Laugh}, v. i. [1913 Webster] {Laughing falcon} (Zo[ o]l.), a South American hawk ({Herpetotheres cachinnans}); so called from its notes, which resemble a shrill laugh. {Laughing gas} (Chem.), hyponitrous oxide,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Laughing gas — Laughing Laugh ing, a. & n. from {Laugh}, v. i. [1913 Webster] {Laughing falcon} (Zo[ o]l.), a South American hawk ({Herpetotheres cachinnans}); so called from its notes, which resemble a shrill laugh. {Laughing gas} (Chem.), hyponitrous oxide,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Laughing goose — Laughing Laugh ing, a. & n. from {Laugh}, v. i. [1913 Webster] {Laughing falcon} (Zo[ o]l.), a South American hawk ({Herpetotheres cachinnans}); so called from its notes, which resemble a shrill laugh. {Laughing gas} (Chem.), hyponitrous oxide,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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