American crow

noun

Definition of American crow

: crow sense 1c Everyone knows the American crow, a large black bird that often roosts in enormous flocks during the winter. Its call is the simple and familiar, “caw, caw, caw.”— Scott Shalaway, Charleston (West Virginia) Gazette, 25 Mar. 2007

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First Known Use of American crow

1805, in the meaning defined above

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“American crow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/American%20crow. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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