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snowy owl

a diurnal, arctic and subarctic owl, Nyctea scandiaca, having white plumage with dark brown markings.
Origin of snowy owl
First recorded in 1775-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The snowy owl inhabits the north of Europe, but is sometimes seen in more southern regions.

    Mamma's Stories about Birds Anonymous (AKA the author of "Chickseed without Chickweed")
  • "If you are ready to have me," replied the snowy owl, laughing.

    Peggy Laura E. Richards
  • This supporting bulk was lined first with stems of new yellow grass, and then with white down feathers of the snowy owl.

  • Was this the snowy owl, gentle and friendly, beloved of all?

    Peggy Laura E. Richards
  • But now the snowy owl wiped away her tears in good earnest, and spoke in her own cheerful tones.

    Peggy Laura E. Richards
  • At length the bird settled upon the deck, wearied, and proved to be a fine specimen of the snowy owl.

  • I learned the wisdom of this advice in connection with the first snowy owl I had ever met outside a museum.

    Ways of Wood Folk William J. Long
  • Among the species which thus modify their habits are the red crossbill, the redpoll, the Lapland longspur, and the snowy owl.

  • Among the birds are found some species now only living in cold countries, such as the snowy owl, willow grouse, and flamingo.

    The Prehistoric World E. A. Allen
British Dictionary definitions for snowy owl

snowy owl

a large owl, Nyctea scandiaca, of tundra regions, having a white plumage flecked with brown
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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