fish crow

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

Origin of fish crow

An Americanism dating back to 1805–15

Words Nearby fish crow Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use fish crow in a sentence

  • It lives chiefly in the pine barrens of Florida and is much less common in the state than the fish crow.

    What Bird is That? | Frank M. Chapman
  • The fish crow is one of the most active enemies of our small birds.

    Under the Maples | John Burroughs
  • The fish crow, however, is the much greater enemy of the birds.

    Bird Neighbors | Neltje Blanchan
  • Here is another Southern bird, the fish-crow, smaller than ours, you see.

  • The fish crow is the smaller of the two, lives along the coast, and does not often go further north than Connecticut.

    Citizen Bird | Mabel Osgood Wright and Elliott Coues