Corvus definition

  • noun:
    • A constellation when you look at the Southern Hemisphere near Crater and Virgo. Also known as Crow2.
    • In astronomy, an old south constellation, the Raven.
    • [lowercase] In Roman antiquity: some sort of grapnel utilized in marine warfare.
    • A ram, useful for demolishing wall space, composed of a beam bearing a pointed metal head with much hook: distinctively called the corvus demolitor.
    • [NL.] In zoology, the central and typical genus associated with the Corvinæ and of the Corvidæ.
    • a small quadrilateral constellation inside southern hemisphere near Virgo
    • type genus of the Corvidae: crows and ravens
  • proper-noun:
    • A taxonomic genus in the family Corvidae — ravens, crows, jackdaws as well as the rook.
    • A constellation for the south sky, said to resemble a crow. It lies south of the constellation Virgo.

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