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owl

noun [C] uk   /aʊl/ us  
B2 a bird with a flat face and large eyes that hunts small mammals at night ( also night owl) a person who likes to stay up late at night
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in Korean 부엉이…
in Arabic بومة…
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 Spanish búho, lechuza…
in Portuguese coruja…
in German die Eule…
in Catalan mussol, òliba…
in Japanese フクロウ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 猫头鹰,鸮, 夜猫子(喜欢熬夜的人)…
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