Burrowing-owl definition

bûrō-ĭng, bŭr-
A small, long-legged owl (Athene cunicularia) of American grasslands that nests in burrows dug by animals such as prairie dogs or rabbits.
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A ground owl (Athene cunicularia) of the prairie regions of North and South America having long legs and a small head: it makes its nest in abandoned burrows.
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A small owl of the western part of North America (Speotyto cunicularia), which lives in holes, often in company with the prairie dog.
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Noun

Singular:
burrowing-owl
Plural:
burrowing-owls