chough

noun
\ ˈchəf How to pronounce chough (audio) \

Definition of chough

: either of two Old World birds (Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax and P. graculus) that are related to the crows and have red legs and glossy blue-black plumage

First Known Use of chough

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chough

Middle English

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“Chough.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chough. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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