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barred owl

noun
1.
a large owl, Strix varia, of eastern North America, having its breast barred and abdomen streaked with dark brown.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15, Americanism
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  • We went home full and tired to sleep with the fresh scent of cedar and the rhythmic hooting of a barred owl.
  • For the past two nights, a barred owl has been calling from the big-leaf maple outside my bedroom window.
  • The barred owl is aggressively displacing remaining spotted owls from their territories.
  • One favorite of this variety is the noise of the barred owl.
  • If you see one, pause a few minutes to gaze into its soft, beautiful eyes until the barred owl slips away.

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