American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A small, long-legged owl (Speotyto cunicularia) of American prairies that nests in burrows dug by animals such as prairie dogs or rabbits.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. (Zoöl.) a small owl of the western part of North America (Speotyto cunicularia), which lives in holes, often in company with the prairie dog.
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