Definition of eagle owl in English:

eagle owl

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noun

  • A very large Old World owl with ear tufts and a deep hoot.
    • Genus Bubo, family Strigidae: several species
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    • Children were thrilled to be able to stroke a beautiful barn owl, while an enormous eagle owl, a tawny owl, a kestrel and a turkey vulture called George looked on.
    • We may find some consolation in taking a look at a smaller relative of the eagle owl, the short-eared owl, which is fairly widespread in parts of Britain.
    • The eagle owl that made a flying visit to Market Street, Haverfordwest, last week spent most of the weekend playing hide and seek with his owners.

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