barred owl

noun

Definition of barred owl

: a large North American owl (Strix varia) with brown eyes and bars of dark brown on the breast

Examples of barred owl in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Small efforts to remove barred owls in British Columbia and northern California already showed promising results. Phuong Le, The Know, "Government’s controversial owl killings spur moral questions about human intervention," 19 Oct. 2019 The Vermont Institute of Natural Science says staffers treated a record total of 705 wild birds in 2019 at the institute’s Center for Wild Bird Rehabilitation, and 77 of those were barred owls. USA TODAY, "Animatronic groundhog, coalfield crayfish, Old Bay sauce: News from around our 50 states," 30 Jan. 2020 Small efforts to remove barred owls in British Columbia and northern California already showed promising results. Washington Post, "Owl killings spur moral questions about human intervention," 3 Dec. 2019 Small efforts to remove barred owls in British Columbia and northern California already showed promising results. Phuong Le, The Know, "Government’s controversial owl killings spur moral questions about human intervention," 19 Oct. 2019 Small efforts to remove barred owls in British Columbia and northern California already showed promising results. Washington Post, "Owl killings spur moral questions about human intervention," 3 Dec. 2019 Small efforts to remove barred owls in British Columbia and northern California already showed promising results. Phuong Le, The Know, "Government’s controversial owl killings spur moral questions about human intervention," 19 Oct. 2019 Small efforts to remove barred owls in British Columbia and northern California already showed promising results. Phuong Le, The Know, "Government’s controversial owl killings spur moral questions about human intervention," 19 Oct. 2019 Small efforts to remove barred owls in British Columbia and northern California already showed promising results. Washington Post, "Owl vs. owl: Should humans intervene to save a species?," 15 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of barred owl

1784, in the meaning defined above

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“Barred owl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/barred%20owl. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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