barn owl


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Barn \Barn\ (b[aum]rn), n. [OE. bern, AS. berern, bern; bere
   barley + ern, [ae]rn, a close place. [root]92. See Barley.]
   A covered building used chiefly for storing grain, hay, and
   other productions of a farm. In the United States a part of
   the barn is often used for stables.
   [1913 Webster]

   Barn owl (Zool.), an owl of Europe and America ({Aluco
      flammeus}, or Strix flammea), which frequents barns and
      other buildings.

   Barn swallow (Zool.), the common American swallow ({Hirundo
      horreorum}), which attaches its nest of mud to the beams
      and rafters of barns.
      [1913 Webster]
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