[kawr-vuh s] Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for corvus

Contemporary Examples of corvus

  • Bottles from Corvus Vineyards made by the prominent Turkish architect Resist Soley on Bozcaada are among the finest offerings.

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    Into the Heart of Turkey

    Sophie Menin

    September 28, 2010

Historical Examples of corvus

  • Corvus (the Crow) is represented as standing on the tail of Hydra.

    Letters on Astronomy

    Denison Olmsted

  • Dr. Forbes says this bird is of about half the size again of a Corvus cornix.

    Extinct Birds

    Walter Rothschild

  • This says volumes for the force of character of Corvus macrorhynchus.

    Birds of the Plains

    Douglas Dewar

  • This bird seems nearly allied to the Jay (Corvus glandarius).

    Lachesis Lapponica

    Carl von Linn

  • Chief of these is that arch-villain Corvus splendens—the Indian house-crow.

British Dictionary definitions for corvus


noun Latin genitive Corvi (ˈkɔːvaɪ)
  1. a small quadrilateral-shaped constellation in the S hemisphere, lying between Virgo and Hydra

Word Origin for Corvus

Latin: raven
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