Definition of Corvus

1. Noun. A small quadrilateral constellation in the southern hemisphere near Virgo.

Exact synonyms: Crow
Generic synonyms: Constellation

2. Noun. Type genus of the Corvidae: crows and ravens.
Exact synonyms: Genus Corvus
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Corvidae, Family Corvidae
Member holonyms: Crow, Corvus Corax, Raven, Corvus Frugilegus, Rook, Corvus Monedula, Daw, Jackdaw

Definition of Corvus

1. Proper noun. (constellation) A constellation of the southern sky, said to resemble a crow. It lies south of the constellation Virgo. ¹

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Definition of Corvus

1. a southern constellation [n -ES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Corvus

Cortinarius armillatus
Cortinarius atkinsonianus
Cortinarius corrugatus
Cortinarius gentilis
Cortinarius mutabilis
Cortinarius semisanguineus
Cortinarius subfoetidus
Cortinarius violaceus
Cortone Acetate
Corvisart's facies
Corvisart des Marets
Corvus brachyrhyncos
Corvus corax
Corvus frugilegus
Corvus monedula
Corydalis claviculata
Corydalis sempervirens
Corydalis solida

Literary usage of Corvus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan by Asiatic Society of Japan (1885)
"In corvus corax the crenulated feathers extend from the chin covering the whole of the crop: this is never the case with corvus japonensis. ..."

2. A History of the Birds of Europe: Including All the Species Inhabiting the Henry Eeles Dresser, Richard Bowdler Sharpe by Henry Eeles Dresser, Richard Bowdler Sharpe (1881)
"corvus agricola iv. 534, 551. agrorum iv. 551. americanus iv. ... corvus frugilegus iv. 521, 534, 551. corvus glandarius iv. 481. graculus iv. ..."

3. Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology by William Smith (1880)
"Here they were met by corvus at the head of an army ; but before proceeding to use ... 335 corvus was elected consul a fourth time with M. Atilius Regulus, ..."

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