Definition of great horned owl in English:

Share this entry

great horned owl

noun

Image of great horned owl
A large owl found throughout North and South America, with hornlike ear tufts.
  • Bubo virginianus, family Strigidae.
Example sentences
  • Most great horned owls are brown and white which helps when hiding in trees and branches.
  • The great horned owl is probably best known for the large tufts of feathers on its head that look like horns.
  • The great horned owl likes open areas the best or sometimes nesting areas close to the edge of the forest.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: great horned owl

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.