ground owl

  1. the burrowing owl.

Origin of ground owl

An Americanism dating back to 1910–15

Words Nearby ground owl Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use ground owl in a sentence

  • A ground owl and some prairie dogs were in one of them, and we suspected they might be winter quarters for the Indians.

    Death Valley in '49 | William Lewis Manly
  • A small, ground owl, with nearly naked legs and feet and no ear-tufts.

    What Bird is That? | Frank M. Chapman
  • Moved by the doughnut example of the ground owl, he tasted that delicacy.

    The Sunset Trail | Alfred Henry Lewis
  • The dish had been drawn over to the elbow of the ground owl, and was out of his reach.

    The Sunset Trail | Alfred Henry Lewis
  • That disgusting ground owl might have been the means of killing a dozen men.

    The Sunset Trail | Alfred Henry Lewis