The Collaborative International Dictionary
Scops owl \Scops" owl`\ [NL. scops, fr. Gr. ? the little horned owl.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small owls of the genus Scops having ear tufts like those of the horned owls, especially the European scops owl ( Scops giu), and the American screech owl ( S. asio).