great horned owl


noun

a large, brown-speckled owl, Bubo virginianus, common in the Western Hemisphere, having prominent ear tufts.

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Origin of great horned owl

First recorded in 1670–80
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  • I supposed, of course, that it was only a great-horned-owl, and so laid plans to get him.

    Ways of Wood Folk|William J. Long