burrowing owl


noun

a long-legged terrestrial owl, Athene cunicularia, of North and South America, that digs a nesting burrow in open prairie land.

Nearby words

  1. burroughs, edgar rice,
  2. burroughs, john,
  3. burroughs, william seward,
  4. burrow,
  5. burrowing blenny,
  6. burrstone,
  7. burry,
  8. bursa,
  9. bursa of fabricius,
  10. bursa of gastrocnemius

Origin of burrowing owl

An Americanism dating back to 1810–20

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