burrowing owl
noun Date: 1823 a small diurnal chiefly ground-dwelling American owl (Athene cunicularia) of grassland and desert regions that roosts and nests in burrows

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  • burrowing owl — ☆ burrowing owl n. a ground owl (Athene cunicularia) of the prairie regions of North and South America having long legs and a small head: it makes its nest in abandoned burrows …   English World dictionary

  • Burrowing Owl — For the Canadian winery, see Burrowing Owl Estate. Burrowing Owl Adult Florida Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia floridana) Conservation status …   Wikipedia

  • Burrowing owl — Burrow Bur row, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Burrowed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Burrowing}.] 1. To excavate a hole to lodge in, as in the earth; to lodge in a hole excavated in the earth, as conies or rabbits. [1913 Webster] 2. To lodge, or take refuge, in any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • burrowing owl — urvinė pelėdikė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Athene cunicularia angl. burrowing owl vok. Kaninchenkauz, m rus. кроличий сыч, m pranc. chevêche des terriers, f ryšiai: platesnis terminas – pelėdikės …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • burrowing owl — a long legged terrestrial owl, Athene cunicularia, of North and South America, that digs a nesting burrow in open prairie land. [1810 20, Amer.] * * * ▪ bird       (species Speotyto cunicularia), small owl of the family Strigidae (order… …   Universalium

  • burrowing owl — /ˈbʌroʊɪŋ ˌaʊl/ (say burohing .owl) noun a long legged, terrestrial owl, Speotyto cunicularia, of North and South America, which digs its nesting burrow in open prairie land; ground owl …   Australian English dictionary

  • burrowing owl — noun : a small chiefly terrestrial owl (Speotyto cunicularia) of western No. America, Florida, and So. America living in burrows (as those abandoned by prairie dogs) * * * a long legged terrestrial owl, Athene cunicularia, of North and South… …   Useful english dictionary

  • burrowing-owl — burrˈowing owl noun A small long legged diurnal American owl nesting in burrows • • • Main Entry: ↑burrow …   Useful english dictionary

  • Owl — (oul), n. [AS. [=u]le; akin to D. uil, OHG. [=u]wila, G. eule, Icel. ugla, Sw. ugla, Dan. ugle.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any species of raptorial birds of the family {Strigid[ae]}. They have large eyes and ears, and a conspicuous circle of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Owl monkey — Owl Owl (oul), n. [AS. [=u]le; akin to D. uil, OHG. [=u]wila, G. eule, Icel. ugla, Sw. ugla, Dan. ugle.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any species of raptorial birds of the family {Strigid[ae]}. They have large eyes and ears, and a conspicuous… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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