Definitions for jackdawˈdʒækˌdɔ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a small Eurasian crow with a gray nape, Corvus monedula, that nests in chimneys and rock cavities.
Origin of jackdaw:
jackdaw, daw, Corvus monedula(noun)
common black-and-grey Eurasian bird noted for thievery
A European bird of the Crow family (Corvus monedula), often nesting in church towers and ruins; a daw.
Origin: Compound of jack and daw The first element, also present in Low German KaKajak, (North Saxon) Jöker "jackdaw", may refer either to its characteristic call, often represented as tchak-tchak, or to the name Jack. The second element means "jackdaw" in itself, from dawe, and is cognate with German Dohle.
see Daw, n
Translations for jackdaw
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a type of bird of the crow family that sometimes steals bright objects.
- زاغ، غُراب الزَّرعArabic
- gralhaPortuguese (BR)
- die DohleGerman
- burung gagakIndonesian
- sejenis burung gagakMalay
- كاغى، شين غاړى كار ګه، شين ټاغىPashto
- นกตระกูลอีกา (มีสีดำหรือสีเทา)Thai
- küçük kargaTurkish
- 寒鴉，慈烏Chinese (Trad.)
- چھوٹا سفید سر کا کوّاUrdu
- quạ gáy xámVietnamese
- 寒鸦Chinese (Simp.)
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