great horned owl
noun Date: 1812 a large American owl (Bubo virginianus) with conspicuous ear tufts

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  • great horned owl — Horned Horned, a. Furnished with a horn or horns; furnished with a hornlike process or appendage; as, horned cattle; having some part shaped like a horn. [1913 Webster] The horned moon with one bright star Within the nether tip. Coleridge. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • great horned owl — great′ horned′ owl′ n. orn a large, brown speckled New World owl, Bubo virginianus, having prominent ear tufts …   From formal English to slang

  • great horned owl — n. a large, pale gray and brownish American owl (Bubo virginianus) with two prominent tufts of black feathers on its head …   English World dictionary

  • Great Horned Owl — NOTOC Taxobox name = Great Horned Owl status = LC status system = iucn3.1 status ref = image width = 250px image caption = Great Horned Owl, Bubo virginianus pacificus regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Strigiformes familia …   Wikipedia

  • great horned owl — noun brown North American horned owl • Syn: ↑Bubo virginianus • Hypernyms: ↑horned owl * * * noun 1. : a large No. American owl (Bubo virginianus) with conspicuous ear tufts 2. : an eagle o …   Useful english dictionary

  • great horned owl — virgininis didysis apuokas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Bubo virginianus angl. great horned owl vok. Virginiauhu, m rus. виргинский филин, m pranc. grand duc d Amérique, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – didieji apuokai …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • great horned owl — a large, brown speckled owl, Bubo virginianus, common in the Western Hemisphere, having prominent ear tufts. See illus. under owl. [1670 80] * * * Horned owl species (Bubo virginianus) that ranges from Arctic tree limits south to the Strait of… …   Universalium

  • great horned owl — noun A large owl, Bubo virginianus, resident in North America, having tufts on its ears …   Wiktionary

  • South American Great Horned Owl — Taxobox name = South American Great Horned Owl status = image width = image caption = regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Strigiformes familia = Strigidae genus = Bubo species = B. virginianus subspecies = B. v. nacurutu… …   Wikipedia

  • Great Grey Owl — Taxobox name = Great Grey Owl status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 image width = 240px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Strigiformes familia = Strigidae genus = Strix species = S. nebulosa binomial = Strix nebulosa… …   Wikipedia

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