great horned owl


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great horned owl

n.
A large owl (Bubo virginianus) of North, Central, and South America, having prominent ear tufts and brownish plumage with a white throat.
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great′ horned′ owl′


n.
a large, brown-speckled New World owl, Bubo virginianus, having prominent ear tufts.
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