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howlet

[hou-lit] /ˈhaʊ lɪt/
noun, British Dialect
1.
an owl or owlet.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English; perhaps < French hulotte wood-owl, perhaps derivative of Middle French huler to howl < Germanic; see howl
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howlet

/ˈhaʊlɪt/
noun
1.
(archaic, poetic) another word for owl
Word Origin
C15: diminutive of howleowl
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