eagle owl


noun

any of several large owls of the genus Bubo, having prominent tufts of feathers on each side of the head, especially B. bubo of Europe and Asia.

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Origin of eagle owl

First recorded in 1670–80
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eagle owl

noun

a large owl, Bubo bubo, of Europe and Asia. It has brownish speckled plumage and large ear tufts
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