howlet

howlet

[hou-lit]
noun British Dialect.
an owl or owlet.

Origin:
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)
 
n
archaic, poetic another word for owl
 
[C15: diminutive of howleowl]

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