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 Just last year, Central Park’s celebrity barred owl Barry died after colliding with a maintenance vehicle. Ryan Mandelbaum, New York Times, 4 Feb. 2022 Small efforts to remove barred owls in British Columbia and northern California already showed promising results. Phuong Le, The Know, 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, 30 Jan. 2020 Small efforts to remove barred owls in British Columbia and northern California already showed promising results. Washington Post, 3 Dec. 2019 Small efforts to remove barred owls in British Columbia and northern California already showed promising results. Phuong Le, The Know, 19 Oct. 2019 Small efforts to remove barred owls in British Columbia and northern California already showed promising results. Washington Post, 3 Dec. 2019 Small efforts to remove barred owls in British Columbia and northern California already showed promising results. Phuong Le, The Know, 19 Oct. 2019 Small efforts to remove barred owls in British Columbia and northern California already showed promising results. Phuong Le, The Know, 19 Oct. 2019 See More

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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 26 Sep. 2022.

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