prairie owl

Origin of prairie owl

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50

Words Nearby prairie owl Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use prairie owl in a sentence

  • He had learned while yet small that the little prairie-owl was their very good neighbor and friend.

  • It was eight of the clock when came that final warning whistle of prairie owl.

    Where the Trail Divides | Will Lillibridge
  • Not far off on another log deep in the shade of the highest flags solemnly perches a small prairie-owl.

  • No living thing stirred, save now and then a prairie owl flitting through the gloom added to the sombre desolation of the scene.

    The Great Lone Land | W. F. Butler
  • The soft, plaintive notes of the night-hawk and prairie-owl mingled with the prolonged cry of the wolf in the distant foothills.

    When Dreams Come True | Ritter Brown