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snowy owl

noun
1.
a diurnal, arctic and subarctic owl, Nyctea scandiaca, having white plumage with dark brown markings.
Origin of snowy owl
1775-1785
1775-85
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  • The snowy owl inhabits the north of Europe, but is sometimes seen in more southern regions.

    Mamma's Stories about Birds Anonymous (AKA the author of "Chickseed without Chickweed")
  • "If you are ready to have me," replied the snowy owl, laughing.

    Peggy Laura E. Richards
  • This supporting bulk was lined first with stems of new yellow grass, and then with white down feathers of the snowy owl.

  • Was this the snowy owl, gentle and friendly, beloved of all?

    Peggy Laura E. Richards
  • But now the snowy owl wiped away her tears in good earnest, and spoke in her own cheerful tones.

    Peggy Laura E. Richards
  • To move would be to give himself away to Whitey the snowy owl.

    Whitefoot the Wood Mouse Thornton W. Burgess
  • I learned the wisdom of this advice in connection with the first snowy owl I had ever met outside a museum.

    Ways of Wood Folk William J. Long
  • When Whitey the snowy owl swooped at him and so nearly caught him, he was not afraid as he dodged this way and that way.

    Whitefoot the Wood Mouse Thornton W. Burgess
  • Among the birds are found some species now only living in cold countries, such as the snowy owl, willow grouse, and flamingo.

    The Prehistoric World E. A. Allen
British Dictionary definitions for snowy owl

snowy owl

noun
1.
a large owl, Nyctea scandiaca, of tundra regions, having a white plumage flecked with brown
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