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chough

[ chuhf ]
/ tʃʌf /
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noun
any of several crowlike Old World birds, especially Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax, of Europe.
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Origin of chough

1275–1325; Middle English choghe; akin to Old English cēo,Dutch kauw,Danish kaa
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British Dictionary definitions for chough

chough
/ (tʃʌf) /

noun
a large black passerine bird, Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax, of parts of Europe, Asia, and Africa, with a long downward-curving red bill: family Corvidae (crows)
alpine chough a smaller related bird, Pyrrhocorax graculus, with a shorter yellow bill

Word Origin for chough

C14: of uncertain origin; probably related to Old French cauwe, Old English cēo
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