jackdaw


jack·daw

noun \ˈjak-ˌd\

Definition of JACKDAW

1
:  a common black and gray bird (Corvus monedula) of Eurasia and northern Africa that is related to but smaller than the carrion crow
2
:  grackle 1

First Known Use of JACKDAW

1543

jackdaw

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Jackdaw (Corvus monedula)—John Markham

Crowlike black bird (Corvus monedula) with gray nape and pearly eyes. About 13 in. (33 cm) long, jackdaws breed in colonies in treeholes and on cliffs and tall buildings; their flocks fly in formation around the site. Their cry sounds like their name: “chak.” The species ranges from the British Isles to central Asia. See also crow, grackle.

Variants of JACKDAW

jackdaw or daw

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