Jackdaw \Jack"daw`\, n. [Prob. 2d jack + daw, n.] (Zo["o]l.) See {Daw}, n. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

(Corvus monedula)

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  • 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 — 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 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 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 — noun Date: 1543 1. a common black and gray bird (Corvus monedula) of Eurasia and northern Africa that is related to but smaller than the carrion crow 2. grackle 1 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • jackdaw — noun /ˈdʒækˌdɔː,ˈdʒækˌdɔ/ A European bird of the Crow family (Corvus monedula), often nesting in church towers and ruins; a daw. <! modified Webster 1913 definition …   Wiktionary

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