jack|daw [ˈdʒækdo: US -do:] n
[Date: 1500-1600; Origin: Jack male name + daw 'jackdaw' (15-19 centuries) (perhaps from an unrecorded Old English dawe)]
a black bird like a ↑crow that sometimes steals small, bright objects

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(Corvus monedula)

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  • Jackdaw — Jack daw , n. [Prob. 2d jack + daw, n.] (Zo[ o]l.) See {Daw}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jackdaw — (n.) 1540s, the common name of the daw (Corvus monedula), which frequents church towers, old buildings, etc.; noted for its loquacity and thievish propensities [OED]. See JACK (Cf. jack) (n.) + DAW (Cf. daw). In modern times, parrots are almost… …   Etymology dictionary

  • jackdaw — ► NOUN ▪ a small grey headed crow, noted for its inquisitiveness. ORIGIN from JACK(Cf. ↑jack) + earlier daw (of Germanic origin) …   English terms dictionary

  • jackdaw — [jak′dô΄] n. [ JACK + DAW1] 1. a small European crow (Corvus monedula) with a gray nape 2. any of various birds, as a large tailed grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus) …   English World dictionary

  • Jackdaw — This article is about the species Coloeus monedula, sometimes known as the Eurasian Jackdaw. For the species Coloeus dauuricus of eastern Asia, see Daurian Jackdaw. For other uses, see Jackdaw (disambiguation). Jackdaw …   Wikipedia

  • jackdaw — /jak daw /, n. 1. a glossy, black, European bird, Corvus monedula, of the crow family, that nests in towers, ruins, etc. 2. See boat tailed grackle. [1535 45; JACK1 + DAW] * * * or daw Crowlike black bird (Corvus monedula) with gray nape and… …   Universalium

  • jackdaw — UK [ˈdʒækˌdɔː] / US [ˈdʒækˌdɔ] noun [countable] Word forms jackdaw : singular jackdaw plural jackdaws a bird with a black head and a grey body that steals shiny objects. It is a type of crow …   English dictionary

  • jackdaw — [[t]ʤæ̱kdɔː[/t]] jackdaws N COUNT A jackdaw is a large black and grey bird that is similar to a crow, and lives in Europe and Asia …   English dictionary

  • Jackdaw (comics) — Superherobox caption= character name=Jackdaw real name= species= publisher=Marvel UK debut= The Incredible Hulk Weekly #57 (April 1980) creators=Dez Skinn Steve Parkhouse Paul Neary John Stokes alliances= aliases= powers=|Jackdaw is the name of a …   Wikipedia

  • Jackdaw (disambiguation) — A jackdaw is a bird of the crow family.Jackdaw can also refer to: *Jackdaw (band), the Celtic rock band from Buffalo, New York * Jackdaw , song by British band Audience (band), from their third album The House On The Hill *Blackbird (Femizon),… …   Wikipedia

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