Definition of spotted owl
: a rare large dark brown dark-eyed owl (Strix occidentalis) that has barred and spotted underparts and is found in humid old growth forests and thickly wooded canyons from British Columbia to southern California and central Mexico; especially : northern spotted owl
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Definition of spotted owl for Students
: a rare brown owl with white spots and dark stripes that is found from British Columbia to southern California and central Mexico
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