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Definition of "wood-owl" [wood-owl]

  • The European tawny or brown owl, Syrnium aluco, or a similar species, as the barred owl of the United States. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "wood-owl" in a sentence
  • "The only owl that commonly makes itself heard on those mountains is the brown wood-owl (_Syrnium indrani_)."
  • "The other species likely to be heard at hill stations are the brown wood-owl (_Syrnium indrani_), the call of which has been syllabised _to-whoo_, and the little spotted"
  • "February and March are the months in which to look for the eggs of the wood-owl."