Meaning of OWL in English

OWL

noun Etymology: Middle English ~e, from Old English ūle; akin to Old High German uwila ~ Date: before 12th century any of an order (Strigiformes) of chiefly nocturnal birds of prey with a large head and eyes, short hooked bill, strong talons, and soft fluffy often brown-mottled plumage

Merriam Webster. Explanatory English dictionary Merriam Webster.      Толковый словарь английского языка Мерриам-Уэбстер.