short-eared owl

noun
\ ˈshȯrt-ˌird- How to pronounce short-eared owl (audio) \

Definition of short-eared owl

: a medium-sized nearly cosmopolitan owl (Asio flammeus) that has very short ear tufts and usually nests on the ground

First Known Use of short-eared owl

1766, in the meaning defined above

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