barn owl

noun

Definition of barn owl

: 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

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First Known Use of barn owl

1674


BARN OWL Defined for English Language Learners

barn owl

noun

Definition of barn owl for English Language Learners

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



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