from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A large diurnal owl (Nyctea scandiaca) of Arctic and subarctic regions, having snow-white plumage with dark markings.
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- n. A large, white, nomadic Arctic owl, Bubo scandiacus.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. a large arctic owl (Nyctea Scandiaca, or N. nivea) common all over the northern parts of the United States and Europe in winter time. Its plumage is sometimes nearly pure white, but it is usually more or less marked with blackish spots. Called also white owl.
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