Definition of Jackdaw

1. Noun. Common black-and-grey Eurasian bird noted for thievery.

Exact synonyms: Corvus Monedula, Daw
Generic synonyms: Corvine Bird
Group relationships: Corvus, Genus Corvus

Definition of Jackdaw

1. n. See Daw, n.

Definition of Jackdaw

1. Noun. A European bird of the Crow family (''Corvus monedula''), often nesting in church towers and ruins; a daw. ¹

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Definition of Jackdaw

1. a crowlike bird [n -S]

Medical Definition of Jackdaw

1. See Daw. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jackdaw

jackdaw (current term)
jacked off
jacked up
jacket crown
jacket potato
jacket potatoes

Literary usage of Jackdaw

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1. Children's Classics in Dramatic Form by Augusta Stevenson (1909)
"[The Vain jackdaw stops to look at something on the ground.] (To Vain jackdaw. ... ANOTHER jackdaw. See how he sticks the feathers in among his own! ..."

2. Songs of Three Centuries by John Greenleaf Whittier (1890)
"THE jackdaw OF RHEIMS. THE jackdaw sat on the Cardinal's chair; Bishop and abbot and prior were there; Many a knight and many a squire, With a great many ..."

3. The Book of Humorous Verse by Carolyn Wells (1920)
"THE jackdaw OF RHEIMS THK jackdaw sat on the Cardinal's chair! ... In and out Through the motley rout, That little jackdaw kept hopping about; ..."

4. Poems of the English Race by Raymond Macdonald Alden (1921)
"THE jackdaw OF RHEIMS RICHARD HARRIS BARHAM The jackdaw sat on the ... 10 In and out, through the motley rout, That little jackdaw kept hopping about; ..."

5. Magazine of Natural History edited by John Claudius Loudon, Edward Charlesworth, John Denson (1833)
"A Notice of the Habits of the jackdaw. By CHARLES WATERTON, Esq. Sir, Though the jackdaw makes use of the same kind of materials for building as those which ..."

6. A history of British birds by Francis Orpen Morris (1851)
"THE jackdaw is found in Europe, Asia, and the north of Africa; occurring in Germany, ... Meyer says "We knew a jackdaw that used to enter a bed-room window, ..."

7. Two-book Course in English by Mary Frances Hyde (1900)
"The jackdaw, knowing his own ugliness, yet wishing to make himself as attractive as ... When the appointed day arrived, the jackdaw came with the others, ..."

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