snowy owl


noun

a diurnal, arctic and subarctic owl, Nyctea scandiaca, having white plumage with dark brown markings.

Nearby words

  1. snowtubing,
  2. snowy,
  3. snowy egret,
  4. snowy mountain,
  5. snowy mountains,
  6. snowy plover,
  7. snowy river,
  8. snp,
  9. snr,
  10. snri

Origin of snowy owl

First recorded in 1775–85

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British Dictionary definitions for snowy owl

snowy owl

noun

a large owl, Nyctea scandiaca, of tundra regions, having a white plumage flecked with brown
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