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great gray owl

noun
1.
a large, dish-faced, gray owl, Strix nebulosa, of northern North America and western Eurasia, having streaked and barred plumage.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45, Americanism
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Examples from the web for great gray owl
  • Visit the owl pages to read a general overview of the great gray owl and listen to its calls.
  • At night, campers may hear a chorus of howling coyotes, accompanied by the deep hooting of the endangered great gray owl.
  • Two of the largest migrants are the snowy owl and the great gray owl.
  • great gray owl are possible on the west side, plus bald eagle and osprey nest at the lake.

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