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A small owl (Athene noctua) of Eurasia and Africa, having streaked brownish plumage.
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(Animals) a small Old World owl, Athene noctua, having a speckled brown plumage and flattish head
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|Noun||1.||little owl - small European owl |
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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