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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Strix, genus Strixnoun

    owls lacking ear tufts


  1. strix

    Strix refers to a genus of owls in the family Strigidae, which comprises several species. The name "strix" also has roots in Greek and Roman mythology, where it refers to a bird of ill omen, often associated with witchcraft and considered to be a shape-shifting creature that fed off human flesh and blood. In modern usage, Strix is also a brand of gaming products.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Strixnoun

    one of the flutings of a column

  2. Etymology: [L. strix, strigis.]


  1. Strix

    Strix is a genus of owls. They belong to the typical owl family Strigidae, one of the two generally accepted living families of owls, with the other being the barn-owls. Common names are earless owls or wood owls though they are not the only owls without ear tufts, and "wood owl" is also used as a more generic name for forest-living owls. Neotropical birds in the genus Ciccaba are sometimes included in Strix. These are medium-sized to largish, robustly-built and powerful owls. They do not have ear tufts and most are highly nocturnal woodland birds. Most live on small mammals, birds and reptiles. Note that although the genus Strix was established for the earless owls by Linnaeus in 1758, until the late 19th century many authors applied it to other owls – namely the Tyto barn-owls – in error.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Strix

    striks, n. a genus typical of Strigidæ. [L. strix—Gr. strix, a screech-owl.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of strix in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of strix in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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