carrion crow

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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. carrier-free,
  2. carrington,
  3. carriole,
  4. carrion,
  5. carrion beetle,
  6. carrion flower,
  7. carritch,
  8. carrière,
  9. carrière, eugène,
  10. carrión's disease

Origin of carrion crow

First recorded in 1520–30

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British Dictionary definitions for carrion crow

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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