hawk owl

hawk owl

noun
a gray and white diurnal owl, Surnia ulula, of northern parts of the Northern Hemisphere, resembling a hawk in appearance and actions.

Origin:
1735–45

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hawk owl
 
n
a hawklike northern owl, Surnia ulula, with a long slender tail and brownish speckled plumage

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hawk owl

any of numerous birds of prey of the family Strigidae (order Strigiformes).

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