Definition of corvid in English:


Line breaks: cor¦vid
Pronunciation: /ˈkɔːvɪd


  • A bird of the crow family (Corvidae); a crow.
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    • 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.


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

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