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owl



Pronunciation: (oul), [key]
n.
1. any of numerous, chiefly nocturnal birds of prey, of the order Strigiformes, having a broad head with large, forward-directed eyes that are usually surrounded by disks of modified feathers: many populations are diminishing owing to loss of habitat.
2. one of a breed of domestic pigeons having an owllike appearance.
3. See night owl.
4. a person of owllike solemnity or appearance.

adj.
operating late at night or all night: an owl train.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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See also:
  • owl (Thesaurus)
  • owl (Encyclopedia)

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