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great horned owl

noun
1.
a large, brown-speckled owl, Bubo virginianus, common in the Western Hemisphere, having prominent ear tufts.
Origin
1670-1680
1670-80
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  • There's a great horned owl in the tree in my back yard right now.
  • They watched great horned owl chicks staring amber-eyed from their roosts.
  • The great horned owl is the nighttime counterpart to the red-tailed hawk.
  • The great horned owl, barred owl and screech owl also enjoy the forests of the preserve.
  • Only the great horned owl is unruffled by the skunk's chemical warfare.
  • Wildlife such as the polar bear and the great horned owl are also featured within this exhibit.

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