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barn owl

noun

Simple Definition of barn owl

  • : a common kind of owl that nests in barns and other buildings

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of barn owl

  1. :  a widely distributed owl (Tyto alba) that has plumage mottled buff brown and gray above and chiefly white below, frequents barns and other buildings, and preys especially on rodents

1674

First Known Use of barn owl

1674



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