from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small North American owl (Nyctale Acadica), destitute of ear tufts and having feathered toes; -- called also Acadian owl.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The Acadian owl, Nyctala acadica: so called from its rasping notes, which resemble the sounds made in filing or sharpening a saw.


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