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hawk owl

noun
1.
a gray and white diurnal owl, Surnia ulula, of northern parts of the Northern Hemisphere, resembling a hawk in appearance and actions.
Origin
1735-1745
1735-45
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hawk owl

noun
1.
a hawklike northern owl, Surnia ulula, with a long slender tail and brownish speckled plumage
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any of numerous birds of prey of the family Strigidae (order Strigiformes).

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