boobook owl

noun \ ˈbü(ˌ)bu̇k- , -(ˌ)bük- \
variants: or less commonly boobook

Definition of boobook owl

plural -s
: a small owl (Ninox novae-seelandiae) or Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea, and some associated Pacific islands

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Origin and Etymology of boobook owl

imitative


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