a diurnal, arctic and subarctic owl, Nyctea scandiaca, having white plumage with dark brown markings.
Words nearby snowy owl
Origin of snowy owl
First recorded in 1775–85
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British Dictionary definitions for snowy owl
a large owl, Nyctea scandiaca, of tundra regions, having a white plumage flecked with brown
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