laughing owl


Definition of laughing owl

: a reddish-brown owl (Sceloglaux albifacies) of New Zealand that is almost extinct

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First Known Use of laughing owl

1871, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for laughing owl

laughing from present participle of laugh entry 1

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“Laughing owl.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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