Any of numerous owls with characteristic ear tufts that resemble horns.
An owl associated with genus Bubo native to the Americas, among the biggest forms of owls.
large owls having prominent ear tufts
a large North American owl (Bubo Virginianus), having a pair of elongated tufts of feathers in the head. Several distinct varieties are known; as, the Arctic, west, dusky, and striped horned owls, differing in color, and inhabiting different regions; -- labeled as also great horned owl, horn owl, eagle owl, and pet owl. Often in addition put on the long-eared owl. See Eared owl, under Eared.