horned owl
noun Date: 14th century any of various owls having conspicuous tufts of feathers on the head; especially great horned owl

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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

  • horned owl — n. any of several owls having two projecting tufts of feathers on the head * * * Any owl of the genus Bubo (family Strigidae), with hornlike tufts of feathers, especially the great horned owl. Other horned owls, all birds of prey, are found in… …   Universalium

  • horned owl — n. any of several owls having two projecting tufts of feathers on the head …   English World dictionary

  • Horned owl — Taxobox name = Horned owls and eagle owls image width = 200px image caption = Rock Eagle owl, Bubo bengalensis regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves subclassis = Neornithes infraclassis = Neognathae superordo = Neoaves ordo =… …   Wikipedia

  • horned owl — noun large owls having prominent ear tufts • Hypernyms: ↑owl, ↑bird of Minerva, ↑bird of night, ↑hooter • Hyponyms: ↑great horned owl, ↑Bubo virginianus • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • horned owl — (also great horned owl) noun a large owl found throughout North and South America, with horn like ear tufts. [Bubo virginianus.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • horned owl — noun An owl of the genus Bubo, among the largest types of owls …   Wiktionary

  • horned owl — n. (Zoology) large owl with distinguished ear tufts …   English contemporary dictionary

  • horned owl — see kákanottsstookii …   Index of English subjects to blackfoot subjects

  • 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

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