from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A large owl (Strix occidentalis) of old-growth forests from southwest British Columbia to central Mexico, having dark brown plumage with a heavily spotted back and chest and a barred belly.

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  • noun a large owl of North America found in forests from British Columbia to central Mexico; has dark brown plumage and a heavily spotted chest


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