jackdaw definition

  • noun:
    • A Eurasian bird (Corvus monedula) associated with and resembling the crows, having black plumage with a gray nape and underparts.
    • A European bird associated with the crow family (Corvus monedula), usually nesting in church towers and ruins.
    • A Daurian jackdaw, a closely relevant Asian bird (Corvus dauuricus).
    • See daw, n.
    • The Normal daw of European Countries, Corvus monedula, an oscine passerine bird of household Corvidæ.
    • The boat-tailed grackle, Quiscalus significant, a big long-tailed blackbird of household Agelæidæ. Coues.
    • common black-and-grey Eurasian bird mentioned for thievery

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