strigiform

shaped like an owl

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • strigiform — /strij euh fawrm /, adj. of, pertaining, or belonging to the order Strigiformes, comprising the owls. [ < NL Strigiformes name of the order, equiv. to L strig , s. of strix kind of owl ( < Gk stríx) + NL iformes IFORMES] * * *  any member of the… …   Universalium

  • strigiform — /ˈstrɪdʒəfɔm/ (say strijuhfawm) adjective belonging or relating to the Strigiformes, the order of birds which includes the owls, nightjars, frogmouths, whip poor wills, etc. {Latin strig , stem of strix a type of owl (from Greek) + i 1 + form} …   Australian English dictionary

  • strigiform — /strij euh fawrm /, adj. of, pertaining, or belonging to the order Strigiformes, comprising the owls. [ < NL Strigiformes name of the order, equiv. to L strig , s. of strix kind of owl ( < Gk stríx) + NL iformes IFORMES] * * * strigˈiform… …   Useful english dictionary

  • List of fossil birds — Birds are generally believed to have evolved from certain feathered theropod dinosaurs, and there is no real dividing line between birds and dinosaurs, except of course that some of the former survived the Cretaceous Tertiary extinction event… …   Wikipedia

  • falconiform — /fawl koh neuh fawrm , fal , faw koh , fawl keuh neuh , fal , faw keuh /, adj. of, pertaining to, or belonging to the order Falconiformes, comprising the vultures, hawks, eagles, ospreys, falcons, caracaras, etc. [ < NL falconiformes; see FALCON …   Universalium

  • raptorial — /rap tawr ee euhl, tohr /, adj. 1. preying upon other animals; predatory. 2. adapted for seizing prey, as the bill or claws of a bird. 3. belonging or pertaining to the Raptores, a former order in which the falconiform and strigiform birds were… …   Universalium

  • strigiformă — STRIGIFÓRMĂ, strigiforme, s.f. (La pl.) Ordin de păsări de pradă care vânează noaptea, cu capul mare, ochii mari, aşezaţi în faţă, cu ciocul puternic; (şi la sg.) pasăre din acest ordin. – Din fr. strigiformes. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007 …   Dicționar Român

  • Shapes and Resemblance — This assortment of 370 adjectives all refer in some way to the form or shape of things. Some are more geometrically descriptive than others, while a number of terms refer to animal forms or shapes of obscure objects. Certain adjectives for shapes …   Phrontistery dictionary

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