jackdaw

noun
jack·​daw | \ ˈjak-ˌdȯ How to pronounce jackdaw (audio) \

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

Examples of jackdaw in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In reality, the narrative was more ordinary and the jackdaw was pinching hair from the deer’s back to use in nest building. Cecilia Rodriguez, Forbes, 4 Apr. 2021 This Eurasian jackdaw on top of a fallow deer seem to be part of some childhood fairytale, with the bird whispering a secret to the deer. Cecilia Rodriguez, Forbes, 4 Apr. 2021 In these groups, regardless of size, each jackdaw adjusted its trajectory based on a fixed number of neighbors and always maintained order. Harini Barath, Scientific American, 1 Feb. 2020 Thatched cottages line a lush ravine that winds up a valley alive with the clack of jackdaws. The Economist, 4 Oct. 2019 Thatched cottages line a lush ravine that winds up a valley alive with the clack of jackdaws. The Economist, 4 Oct. 2019 Thatched cottages line a lush ravine that winds up a valley alive with the clack of jackdaws. The Economist, 4 Oct. 2019 Thatched cottages line a lush ravine that winds up a valley alive with the clack of jackdaws. The Economist, 4 Oct. 2019 Thatched cottages line a lush ravine that winds up a valley alive with the clack of jackdaws. The Economist, 4 Oct. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of jackdaw

1543, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Jackdaw.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jackdaw. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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jackdaw

noun
jack·​daw | \ ˈjak-ˌdȯ How to pronounce jackdaw (audio) \

Kids Definition of jackdaw

: a black and gray European bird related to but smaller than a crow

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