Dun crow
Dun Dun, a. [AS. dunn, of Celtic origin; cf. W. dwn, Ir. & Gael. donn.] Of a dark color; of a color partaking of a brown and black; of a dull brown color; swarthy. [1913 Webster]

Summer's dun cloud comes thundering up. -- Pierpont. [1913 Webster]

Chill and dun Falls on the moor the brief November day. --Keble. [1913 Webster]

{Dun crow} (Zo["o]l.), the hooded crow; -- so called from its color; -- also called {hoody}, and {hoddy}.

{Dun diver} (Zo["o]l.), the goosander or merganser. [1913 Webster]


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  • dun crow — Hooded Hood ed, a. 1. Covered with a hood. [1913 Webster] 2. Furnished with a hood or something like a hood. [1913 Webster] 3. Hood shaped; esp. (Bot.), rolled up like a cornet of paper; cuculate, as the spethe of the Indian turnip. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dun crow — noun : the European hooded crow …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dun — Dun, a. [AS. dunn, of Celtic origin; cf. W. dwn, Ir. & Gael. donn.] Of a dark color; of a color partaking of a brown and black; of a dull brown color; swarthy. [1913 Webster] Summer s dun cloud comes thundering up. Pierpont. [1913 Webster] Chill… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dun diver — Dun Dun, a. [AS. dunn, of Celtic origin; cf. W. dwn, Ir. & Gael. donn.] Of a dark color; of a color partaking of a brown and black; of a dull brown color; swarthy. [1913 Webster] Summer s dun cloud comes thundering up. Pierpont. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hooded crow — Hooded Hood ed, a. 1. Covered with a hood. [1913 Webster] 2. Furnished with a hood or something like a hood. [1913 Webster] 3. Hood shaped; esp. (Bot.), rolled up like a cornet of paper; cuculate, as the spethe of the Indian turnip. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • royston crow — Hooded Hood ed, a. 1. Covered with a hood. [1913 Webster] 2. Furnished with a hood or something like a hood. [1913 Webster] 3. Hood shaped; esp. (Bot.), rolled up like a cornet of paper; cuculate, as the spethe of the Indian turnip. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hoddy — Dun Dun, a. [AS. dunn, of Celtic origin; cf. W. dwn, Ir. & Gael. donn.] Of a dark color; of a color partaking of a brown and black; of a dull brown color; swarthy. [1913 Webster] Summer s dun cloud comes thundering up. Pierpont. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hoody — Dun Dun, a. [AS. dunn, of Celtic origin; cf. W. dwn, Ir. & Gael. donn.] Of a dark color; of a color partaking of a brown and black; of a dull brown color; swarthy. [1913 Webster] Summer s dun cloud comes thundering up. Pierpont. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cystophora cristata — Hooded Hood ed, a. 1. Covered with a hood. [1913 Webster] 2. Furnished with a hood or something like a hood. [1913 Webster] 3. Hood shaped; esp. (Bot.), rolled up like a cornet of paper; cuculate, as the spethe of the Indian turnip. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hoodcap — Hooded Hood ed, a. 1. Covered with a hood. [1913 Webster] 2. Furnished with a hood or something like a hood. [1913 Webster] 3. Hood shaped; esp. (Bot.), rolled up like a cornet of paper; cuculate, as the spethe of the Indian turnip. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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