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noun
a yellowish-brown and white owl, Tyto alba, often inhabiting barns and other buildings.
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Origin of barn owl

First recorded in 1665–75
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barn owl

noun
any owl of the genus Tyto, esp T. alba, having a pale brown and white plumage, long slender legs, and a heart-shaped face: family Tytonidae
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