Definition of Genus asio
1. Noun. A genus of European owls.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Family Strigidae, Strigidae
Member holonyms: Asio Otus, Long-eared Owl
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Asio
Literary usage of Genus asio
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1. A Hand-book to the Birds of Great Britain by Richard Bowdler Sharpe (1896)
"... is difficult to apply an English name, as the Subfamily embraces Owls of very different appearance, some of them having ear-tufts, as in the genus Asio, ..."
2. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1907)
"... as designated by Gray (1840), and by elimination, Strix aluco Linn. 1758 = S. flammea Linn. 1766. genus asio. Asia BRISSON, Ora., I, 1760, 477. ..."