little owl


noun

a small, European owl, Athene noctua, often portrayed in art with the goddess Athena.

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Origin of little owl

First recorded in 1550–60
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British Dictionary definitions for little owl

little owl

noun

a small Old World owl, Athene noctua, having a speckled brown plumage and flattish head
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