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short-eared owl

[shawrt-eerd] /ˈʃɔrtˌɪərd/
noun
1.
a streaked, buffy brown, cosmopolitan owl, Asio flammeus, having very short tufts of feathers on each side of the head.
Also called prairie owl.
Origin of short-eared owl
1805-1815
1805-15, Americanism
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