Found 2 items, similar to carrion crow.
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Definition: carrion crow
n : American vulture smaller than the turkey buzzard [syn: black vulture
, Coragyps atratus
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Definition: Carrion crow
, n. [AS. cr[=a]we a crow (in sense 1); akin to D.
kraai, G. kr[aum]he; cf. Icel. kr[=a]ka crow. So named from
its cry, from AS. cr[=a]wan to crow. See Crow
, v. i. ]
1. (Zo["o]l.) A bird, usually black, of the genus Corvus
having a strong conical beak, with projecting bristles. It
has a harsh, croaking note. See Caw
Note: The common crow of Europe, or carrion crow, is Corvus corone
. The common American crow is Corvus Americanus
. See Carrion crow
, and Illustr., under
2. A bar of iron with a beak, crook, or claw; a bar of iron
used as a lever; a crowbar.
Get me an iron crow, and bring it straight
Unto my cell. --Shak.
3. The cry of the cock. See Crow
, v. i., 1.
4. The mesentery of a beast; -- so called by butchers.
. See under Carrion
(Zo["o]l.), an American bird (Quiscalus quiscula
); -- called also purple grackle
(Zo["o]l.), an Indian cuckoo; the common
coucal. It is believed by the natives to give omens. See
(Zo["o]l.), any bird of the genera
, or Strepera
, mostly from
. See Crough
As the crow flies
, in a direct line.
To pick a crow
, To pluck a crow
, to state and adjust a
difference or grievance (with any one).
Of or pertaining to dead and putrefying carcasses; feeding on
A prey for carrion kites. --Shak.
(Zo["o]l.), any beetle that feeds habitually
on dead animals; -- also called sexton beetle
. There are many kinds, belonging mostly
to the family Silphid[ae]
(Zo["o]l.), a South American bird of
several species and genera (as Ibycter
), which act as scavengers. See Caracara
, the common European crow (Corvus corone
which feeds on carrion, insects, fruits, and seeds.