Barn owl
Barn Barn (b[aum]rn), n. [OE. bern, AS. berern, bern; bere barley + ern, [ae]rn, a close place. [root]92. See {Barley}.] A covered building used chiefly for storing grain, hay, and other productions of a farm. In the United States a part of the barn is often used for stables. [1913 Webster]

{Barn owl} (Zo["o]l.), an owl of Europe and America ({Aluco flammeus}, or {Strix flammea}), which frequents barns and other buildings.

{Barn swallow} (Zo["o]l.), the common American swallow ({Hirundo horreorum}), which attaches its nest of mud to the beams and rafters of barns. [1913 Webster]


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