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Noun: owl  awl
  1. Nocturnal bird of prey with hawk-like beak and claws and large head with front-facing eyes
    - bird of Minerva, bird of night, hooter
  2. Someone who is active mostly at night, or likes to go to bed late and get up late

Derived forms: owls

Type of: bird of prey, raptor, raptorial bird

Part of: order Strigiformes, Strigiformes

Encyclopedia: Owl, Barn