from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. 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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