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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. any owl that has a screeching cry;

2. small North American owl having hornlike tufts of feathers whose call sounds like a quavering whistle;
[syn: screech owl, Otus asio]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Screech \Screech\, n. A harsh, shrill cry, as of one in acute pain or in fright; a shriek; a scream. [1913 Webster] Screech bird, or Screech thrush (Zool.), the fieldfare; -- so called from its harsh cry before rain. Screech rain. Screech hawk (Zool.), the European goatsucker; -- so called from its note. [Prov. Eng.] Screech owl. (Zool.) (a) A small American owl (Scops asio), either gray or reddish in color. (b) The European barn owl. The name is applied also to other species. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

screech owl n 1: any owl that has a screeching cry 2: small North American owl having hornlike tufts of feathers whose call sounds like a quavering whistle [syn: screech owl, Otus asio]