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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An owl of India (Ninox scutellatus).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The day-owl, Surnia ulula or Ulula funerea: so called from its diurnal habits and notable rapacity.
  • n. The short-eared owl. Strix brachyotus or Asio accipitrinus.
  • n. The harfang or great snowy owl, Nyctea nivea.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. grey-and-white diurnal hawk-like owl of northern parts of the northern hemisphere

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