burrowing owl definition

  • noun:
    • A small, long-legged owl (Speotyto cunicularia) of American prairies that nests in burrows dug by creatures such prairie puppies or rabbits.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • a small owl associated with western section of the united states (Speotyto cunicularia), which lives in holes, often in company because of the prairie dog.
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