snowy owl
noun Date: 1781 a large ground-nesting diurnal arctic owl (Nyctea scandiaca) that enters the chiefly northern parts of the United States in winter and has plumage that is sometimes nearly pure white but usually with brownish spots or bars

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  • Snowy Owl — Conservation status Least Concern ( …   Wikipedia

  • Snowy owl — Snowy Snow y, a. 1. White like snow. So shows a snowy dove trooping with crows. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Abounding with snow; covered with snow. The snowy top of cold Olympus. Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. Fig.: Pure; unblemished; unstained; spotless …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • snowy owl — ► NOUN ▪ a large northern owl that breeds mainly in the Arctic tundra, the male being entirely white …   English terms dictionary

  • snowy owl — n. a large, white owl (Nyctea scandiaca) of northern tundras that usually feeds on small mammals, esp. lemmings …   English World dictionary

  • snowy owl — a diurnal, arctic and subarctic owl, Nyctea scandiaca, having white plumage with dark brown markings. [1775 85] * * * White or barred brown and white typical owl (Nyctea scandiaca, family Strigidae) of the Arctic tundra, sometimes found in Europe …   Universalium

  • Snowy Owl — baltoji pelėda statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Nyctea scandiaca angl. Snowy Owl vok. Schnee Eule …   Paukščių anatomijos terminai

  • snowy owl — baltosios pelėdos statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Nyctea angl. snowy owl vok. Schnee Eule, f rus. белая сова, f; полярная сова, f pranc. harfang des neiges, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – didieji apuokai siauresnis… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • snowy owl — baltoji pelėda statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Nyctea scandiaca angl. snowy owl vok. Schnee Eule, f rus. белая сова, f; полярная сова, f pranc. harfang des neiges, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – baltosios pelėdos …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • snowy owl — snow′y owl′ n. orn a diurnal arctic and subarctic owl, Nyctea scandiaca, having white plumage with dark brown markings …   From formal English to slang

  • snowy owl — /snoʊi ˈaʊl/ (say snohee owl) noun a large owl, Nyctea scandiaca, of northern Europe, Asia, and North America …   Australian English dictionary

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