Carrion crow
Carrion Car"ri*on, a. Of or pertaining to dead and putrefying carcasses; feeding on carrion. [1913 Webster]

A prey for carrion kites. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Carrion beetle} (Zo["o]l.), any beetle that feeds habitually on dead animals; -- also called {sexton beetle} and {burying beetle}. There are many kinds, belonging mostly to the family {Silphid[ae]}.

{Carrion buzzard} (Zo["o]l.), a South American bird of several species and genera (as {Ibycter}, {Milvago}, and {Polyborus}), which act as scavengers. See {Caracara}.

{Carrion crow}, the common European crow ({Corvus corone}) which feeds on carrion, insects, fruits, and seeds. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Carrion Crow — Conservation status Least Concern& …   Wikipedia

  • Carrion crow — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • carrion crow — n. a common crow (Corvus corone) of Europe …   English World dictionary

  • carrion crow — pilkoji varna statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Corvus corone angl. carrion crow vok. Rabenkrähe, f rus. чёрная ворона, f pranc. corneille noire, f ryšiai: platesnis terminas – varnos …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • carrion crow — 1. a European crow, Corvus corone, that feeds on carrion. 2. See black vulture (def. 1). [1520 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • carrion crow — car′rion crow n. orn a crow of W and central Europe Corvus corone corone[/ex] • Etymology: 1520–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • carrion crow — noun Date: 1528 a uniformly black crow (Corvus corone corone) occurring in much of western Europe …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • carrion crow — noun a) The common European black crow Corvus corone. b) The American black vulture Coragyps atratus …   Wiktionary

  • carrion crow — n. black crow found in western Europe; American black vulture …   English contemporary dictionary

  • carrion crow — noun a common black crow. [Corvus corone.] …   English new terms dictionary

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