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fish crow

noun
  1. a crow, Corvus ossifragus, of the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of North America, that feeds on fish, mollusks, etc.
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Origin of fish crow

An Americanism dating back to 1805–15
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Historical Examples of fish crow

  • The fish-crow only fishes when it has destroyed all the eggs and young birds it can find.

    Birds and Bees, Sharp Eyes and, Other Papers

    John Burroughs

  • Here is another Southern bird, the fish-crow, smaller than ours, you see.