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Definition of "noctua" [noctua]

  • In zoöl; a generic name variously used. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "noctua" in a sentence
  • "Greek mythology linked these hunters with the goddess of wisdom indeed the scientific name, Athene noctua, means "Athene by night"."
  • "The night-owl noctua is is smaller than the bubo it flies by night and cannot see during the day, because the brightness of the sun blinds it."
  • "Austin examined the DNA of a small Pacific island lizard (Lipinia noctua) and found that on islands west of the Solomons it was genetically diverse but on Polynesian islands it was more uniform."
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