Definition of barn owl noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


barn owl

BrE BrE//ˈbɑːn aʊl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɑːrn aʊl//
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a bird of prey (= a bird that kills other creatures for food) of the owl family, that often makes its nest in barns and other buildings See related entries: Birds
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: barn owl