corvine
adjective Etymology: Latin corvinus, from corvus raven — more at raven Date: circa 1656 of or relating to the crows ; resembling a crow

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  • Corvine — Cor vine (k?r v?n), a. [L. corvinus, fr. corvus crow.] Of or pertaining to the crow; crowlike. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • corvine — [kôr′vīn΄, kôr′vin] adj. [L corvinus < corvus,RAVEN1] of or like a crow or raven …   English World dictionary

  • corvine — /kawr vuyn, vin/, adj. 1. pertaining to or resembling a crow. 2. belonging or pertaining to the Corvidae, a family of birds including the crows, ravens, and jays. [1650 60; < L corvinus, equiv. to corv(us) raven + inus INE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • corvine — adjective Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of crows or ravens …   Wiktionary

  • corvine — cor·vine || kɔːvaɪn adj. pertaining to raven …   English contemporary dictionary

  • corvine — [ kɔ:vʌɪn] adjective of or like a raven or crow, especially in colour. Origin C17: from L. corvinus, from corvus raven …   English new terms dictionary

  • corvine — cor·vine …   English syllables

  • corvine — cor•vine [[t]ˈkɔr vaɪn, vɪn[/t]] adj. 1) orn pertaining to or resembling a crow 2) orn belonging or pertaining to the Corvidae, a family of birds including crows, ravens, magpies, and jays • Etymology: 1650–60; < L corvīnus=corv(us) raven +… …   From formal English to slang

  • corvine — /ˈkɔvaɪn/ (say kawvuyn) adjective 1. relating to or resembling a crow. 2. belonging or relating to the Corvidae, a family of birds including the crows, ravens, jays, etc. {Latin corvīnus, from corvus raven} …   Australian English dictionary

  • corvine —   a. pertaining to or like a crow.    ♦ corviform,    ♦ corvoid, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

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