Definitions for jackdawˈdʒækˌdɔ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a small Eurasian crow with a gray nape, Corvus monedula, that nests in chimneys and rock cavities.

    Category: Ornithology

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. jackdaw, daw, Corvus monedula(noun)

    common black-and-grey Eurasian bird noted for thievery


  1. jackdaw(Noun)

    A European bird of the Crow family (Corvus monedula), often nesting in church towers and ruins; a daw.

  2. 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jackdaw(noun)

    see Daw, n

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a type of bird of the crow family that sometimes steals bright objects.

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