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great horned owl

Syllabification: great horned owl

Definition of great horned owl in English:

noun

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.

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