eagle owl

  1. 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.

Origin of eagle owl

First recorded in 1670–80

Words Nearby eagle owl

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How to use eagle owl in a sentence

  • Once or twice at night we heard the shriek of the great eagle-owl, but the bird was not seen.

    Mount Everest the Reconnaissance, 1921 | Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury
  • An eagle-owl sat in a cleft and at twilight uttered its shrill piercing cry.

  • Just then sounded, very suddenly, the hoot of the eagle owl.

    The Wolf Cub | Patrick Casey
  • But no chill ululations answered his imitations of the hoot of the eagle owl.

    The Wolf Cub | Patrick Casey
  • There are at least ten species of owls, among which is the magnificent eagle-owl.

    The Story of the Hills | H. N. Hutchinson

British Dictionary definitions for eagle owl

eagle owl

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

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