Definition of carrion crow in English:

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carrion crow

Pronunciation: /ˈkerēən ˌkrō/

noun

1A medium-sized, typically all-black crow that is common throughout much of Eurasia.
Example sentences
  • In much of Ireland and Scotland, our carrion crow is replaced by the grey-and-black hooded crow; in the border zones, the two species inter-breed.
  • The side-blotched lizard, and the carrion crow (Corvus corone corone) are among the animals revealed by researchers to possess a social behavior.
  • This is the hooded crow, which is only a carrion crow, at least as far as bird scientists are concerned.
2 another name for black vulture (sense 1).
Example sentences
  • The three vulture species in North America, the turkey vulture, black vulture, and California condor, are in the family cathartidae.
  • Huge, black vultures soar over canyon, desert and forest, circling nimbly on updrafts.
  • I don't see any black vultures but I do see the better soaring turkey vultures and a number of hawks.

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Syllabification: car·ri·on crow

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