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screech owl

noun

: a kind of small American owl that has bunches of feathers that look like ears on the sides of its head

Full Definition of SCREECH OWL

1
:  barn owl
2
:  any of various New World owls (genus Otus); especially :  either of two small owls (O. asio of eastern North America and O. kennicottii of western North America) with a pair of tufts of lengthened feathers on the head resembling ears
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First Known Use of SCREECH OWL

1593

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