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owlnoun [C]

 us   /ɑʊl/
a bird with a flat face, large round eyes, a hook-shaped beak, and strong, curved nails, that hunts small mammals at night
Translations of “owl”
in Arabic بومة…
in Korean 부엉이…
in Malaysian burung hantu…
in French hibou…
in Turkish baykuş…
in Italian gufo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 貓頭鷹,鴞, 夜貓子(喜歡熬夜的人)…
in Russian сова…
in Polish sowa…
in Vietnamese con cú…
in Spanish búho, lechuza…
in Portuguese coruja…
in Thai นกฮูก…
in German die Eule…
in Catalan mussol, òliba…
in Japanese フクロウ…
in Indonesian burung hantu…
in Chinese (Simplified) 猫头鹰,鸮, 夜猫子(喜欢熬夜的人)…
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