Definitions for OWLaʊl

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  1. owl, bird of Minerva, bird of night, hooter(noun)

    nocturnal bird of prey with hawk-like beak and claws and large head with front-facing eyes

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  1. owl(Noun)

    Any of various birds of prey of the order Strigiformes that are primarily nocturnal and have forward-looking, binocular vision, limited eye movement, and good hearing.

  2. owl(Noun)

    A person seen as having owl-like characteristics, especially appearing wise or serious, or being nocturnally active.

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  1. Owl

    Owls are a group of birds that belong to the order Strigiformes, constituting 200 extant bird of prey species. Most are solitary and nocturnal, with some exceptions. Owls hunt mostly small mammals, insects, and other birds, although a few species specialize in hunting fish. They are found in all regions of the Earth except Antarctica, most of Greenland and some remote islands. Owls are characterized by their small beaks and wide faces, and are divided into two families: the typical owls, Strigidae; and the barn-owls, Tytonidae.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'OWL' in Nouns Frequency: #2136

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