Definition of Horned owl

1. Noun. Large owls having prominent ear tufts.

Generic synonyms: Bird Of Minerva, Bird Of Night, Hooter, Owl
Group relationships: Bubo, Genus Bubo
Specialized synonyms: Bubo Virginianus, Great Horned Owl

Definition of Horned owl

1. Noun. An owl of the genus ''Bubo'' native to the Americas, among the largest types of owls. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Horned Owl

horned asp
horned chameleon
horned dinosaur
horned frog
horned lark
horned lizards
horned owl (current term)
horned owls
horned pondweed
horned poppy
horned pout
horned puffin
horned rattlesnake
horned screamer
horned toad
horned violet
horned viper
horned whiff

Literary usage of Horned owl

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1898)
"Pacific horned owl.— JA A ' Nature's Diary.'5 —Under this title Mr. Francis II. Allen has brought together a large number of selections from the works of ..."

2. The Birds of America by John James Audubon (1840)
"HORNED-OWL. Bill short, stout, broader than high at the base, compressed toward the end; upper mandible with its dorsal line curved from the base, ..."

3. Color Key to North American Birds: With Bibliographical Appendix by Frank Michler Chapman, Chester Albert Reed (1912)
"... Dwarf Screech Owl " " idahoensis 142 375 Great horned owl Bubo virginianus virginianus ... Western horned owl " " pallescens 143 3756 Arctic horned owl ..."

4. The Natural History of Pliny by Pliny, John Bostock, Henry Thomas Riley (1890)
"The horned owl is especially funereal, and is greatly abhorred in all auspices of a public ... A horned owl entered the very sanctuary of the Capitol, ..."

5. Ornithological Biography by John James Audubon (1832)
"THE GREAT horned owl. STRIX VIRGINIANA, Gmel. PLATE LXI. MALE ASD 1'; >Mi,- IT is during the placid serenity of a beautiful summer night, when the current ..."

6. North American Birds Eggs by Chester Albert Reed (1904)
"Nesting the same as the Great horned owl. 375d. Pacific horned owl. ... This is a similar but darker form of the horned owl and is very much smaller than ..."

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