Share this entry

piapiac Line breaks: pia|piac
Pronunciation: /ˈpɪəpɪək/

Definition of piapiac in English:


A black long-tailed African crow that often feeds gregariously among grazing mammals.
  • Ptilostomus afer, family Corvidae
Example sentences
  • For the purposes of our bird news services, Piapiac is classed as ungraded: species which are unlikely to appear as wild birds in Britain or Ireland.
  • Moving on we found Senegal Wattled Plovers, Black-headed Plovers and then Spur-winged Plovers, a Melodious Warbler was spotted and then a group of Piapiac.
  • A group of very noisy Piapiac have invaded the hotel garden from somewhere.


Probably imitative.

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day exemplum
Pronunciation: ɪɡˈzɛmpləm
an example or model...