Definition of daw in English:


Syllabification: daw


  • another term for jackdaw.
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    • Eagles commonly fly alone: they are crows, daws, and starlings that flock together.
    • The daws may peck upon one's sleeve without injury, but whoever wears his heart upon his tympanum gets it not far from the neck.
    • After the hot summer days the mist sometimes hung over the moorland as if a whole lake were behind the old trees, among which the crows and the daws were fluttering.


late Middle English: of Germanic origin; related to German Dohle.

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