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carrion crow

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noun

a European crow, Corvus corone, that feeds on carrion.

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Origin of carrion crow

First recorded in 1520–30
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carrion crow

noun

a common predatory and scavenging European crow, Corvus corone, similar to the rook but having a pure black billSee also hooded crow
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