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A large North American owl (Strix varia) having barred, brownish plumage across the breast, a streaked belly, and a strident, hooting cry.
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a large owl, Strix varia, of E North America, having its breast barred and abdomen streaked with brown.
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|Noun||1.||barred owl - large owl of eastern North America having its breast and abdomen streaked with brown|
bird of Minerva, bird of night, owl, hooter - nocturnal bird of prey with hawk-like beak and claws and large head with front-facing eyes
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