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corvid

Syllabification: cor·vid
Pronunciation: /ˈkôrvid
 
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Definition of corvid in English:

noun

Ornithology
A bird of the crow family (Corvidae); a crow.
Example sentences
  • The crow intervened not to protect its fellow corvid but solely because a crow cannot resist the temptation to bully a small raptor.
  • I responded to Dave that mobbing behavior, when smaller birds team up to harry a larger one, is common in many bird species, from corvids to raptors to songbirds.
  • Postmortem specimens were collected from 40 corvids (9 American crows and 31 blue jays) that had died from no obvious cause.

Origin

mid 20th century: from modern Latin Corvidae (plural), from Latin corvus 'raven'.

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