a gray and white diurnal owl, Surnia ulula, of northern parts of the Northern Hemisphere, resembling a hawk in appearance and actions.
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Origin of hawk owl
First recorded in 1735–45
Words nearby hawk owl
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British Dictionary definitions for hawk owl
a hawklike northern owl, Surnia ulula, with a long slender tail and brownish speckled plumage
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