screech owl

noun
|Updated on: 28 May 2018

Definition of screech owl

1 : barn owl
2 : any of various New World owls (genus Otus); especially : either of two small owls (O. asio of eastern North America and O. kennicottii of western North America) with a pair of tufts of lengthened feathers on the head resembling ears

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First Known Use of screech owl

1567

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of screech owl for English Language Learners

  • : a kind of small American owl that has bunches of feathers that look like ears on the sides of its head


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