Quiscalus quiscula
Crow Crow, n. [AS. cr[=a]we a crow (in sense 1); akin to D. kraai, G. kr[aum]he; cf. Icel. kr[=a]ka crow. So named from its cry, from AS. cr[=a]wan to crow. See {Crow}, v. i. ] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo["o]l.) A bird, usually black, of the genus {Corvus}, having a strong conical beak, with projecting bristles. It has a harsh, croaking note. See {Caw}. [1913 Webster]

Note: The common crow of Europe, or carrion crow, is {Corvus corone}. The common American crow is {Corvus Americanus}. See {Carrion crow}, and Illustr., under {Carrion}. [1913 Webster]

2. A bar of iron with a beak, crook, or claw; a bar of iron used as a lever; a crowbar. [1913 Webster]

Get me an iron crow, and bring it straight Unto my cell. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. The cry of the cock. See {Crow}, v. i., 1. [1913 Webster]

4. The mesentery of a beast; -- so called by butchers. [1913 Webster]

{Carrion crow}. See under {Carrion}.

{Crow blackbird} (Zo["o]l.), an American bird ({Quiscalus quiscula}); -- called also {purple grackle}.

{Crow pheasant} (Zo["o]l.), an Indian cuckoo; the common coucal. It is believed by the natives to give omens. See {Coucal}.

{Crow shrike} (Zo["o]l.), any bird of the genera {Gymnorhina}, {Craticus}, or {Strepera}, mostly from Australia.

{Red-legged crow}. See {Crough}.

{As the crow flies}, in a direct line.

{To pick a crow}, {To pluck a crow}, to state and adjust a difference or grievance (with any one). [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Quiscalus Quiscula — Quiscale bronzé Quiscale bronzé …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Quiscalus quiscula — Quiscale bronzé Quiscale bronzé …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Quiscalus quiscula — Purpur Grackel Purpur Grackel (Quiscalus quiscula) Systematik Ordnung: Sperlingsvögel (Passeriformes) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Quiscalus quiscula —   Zanate norteño Ejemplar macho en …   Wikipedia Español

  • Quiscalus quiscula — Grackle Grac kle, n. [Cf. L. graculus jackdaw.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) One of several American blackbirds, of the family {Icterid[ae]}; as, the rusty grackle ({Scolecophagus Carolinus}); the boat tailed grackle (see Boat tail); the purple grackle… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Quiscalus quiscula — paprastasis kviskalas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Quiscalus quiscula angl. common grackle vok. Purpurbootschwanz, m; Purpurgrackel, m rus. обыкновенный гракл, m pranc. quiscale bronzé, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas –… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • Quiscalus quiscula — noun eastern United States grackle • Syn: ↑purple grackle • Hypernyms: ↑grackle, ↑crow blackbird …   Useful english dictionary

  • Quiscalus — Quiscalus …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Quiscalus — Taxobox name = Quiscalus image width = 220px image caption = Common Grackle, Quiscalus quiscula regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Icteridae genus = Quiscalus genus authority = Vieillot, 1816… …   Wikipedia

  • Quiscalus — Quiscalus …   Wikipédia en Français

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”