1A large heavily built crow with mainly black plumage, feeding chiefly on carrion.
- Genus Corvus, family Corvidae: several species, in particular the widespread all-black common raven (C. corax)
- Well-adapted to urban environments, grackles, crows, ravens, blackbirds, and jays thrive everywhere we do.
- Long-eared Owls usually nest in abandoned stick nests, often the nests of magpies, crows, ravens, or hawks.
- Put bluntly, these birds, which include crows, ravens, magpies, and jays, can be real jerks.
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(Especially of hair) of a glossy black color.
- She had a long sheet of glossy raven hair and graceful neck.
- She was a tall woman, slim and delicate, with a wealth of glossy raven hair.
- Her hood had been left back and her glossy raven hair had been tied up with a deep lilac ribbon.
Words that rhyme with ravenAvon, Cavan, cavern, tavern
verb[no object] archaic
1(Of a ferocious wild animal) hunt for prey.
- He and the hounds ravening him are amalgamated in one precipitate upsweep of pigments.
- One is the very fierce passage in The Origin of Species where he talks about ‘the face of nature, bright with gladness’ and yet if you look beneath, you will see things ravening, devouring, consuming.
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