I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English hræfn; akin to Old High German hraban raven, Latin corvus, Greek korax Date: before 12th century a large glossy black corvine bird (Corvus corax) of Europe, Asia, northern Africa, and America II. adjective Date: 1588 shiny and black like a raven's feathers <
raven hair
III. verb (ravened; ravening) Etymology: Middle French raviner to rush, take by force, from ravine rapine Date: 1530 intransitive verb 1. to feed greedily 2. to prowl for food ; prey 3. plunder transitive verb 1. to devour greedily 2. despoil <
men…raven the earth, destroying its resources — New Yorker
ravener noun

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