from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Eurasian bird (Corvus monedula) related to and resembling the crows, having black plumage with a gray nape and underparts.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A European bird of the crow family (Corvus monedula), often nesting in church towers and ruins.
- n. A Daurian jackdaw, a closely related Asian bird (Corvus dauuricus).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See daw, n.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The common daw of Europe, Corvus monedula, an oscine passerine bird of the family Corvidæ.
- n. The boat-tailed grackle, Quiscalus major, a large long-tailed blackbird of the family Agelæidæ. Coues.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. common black-and-grey Eurasian bird noted for thievery
Are you so weak in natural history or have you forgotten that the jackdaw is a most respectable family bird!
Are you so weak in natural history, or have you forgotten that the jackdaw is a most respectable family bird?
It proved to be a kind of jackdaw, of huge stature, which scuttled out of the opening, and disappeared into the summit of Will Tree.
The jackdaw is a big-brained, extremely alert, very educable, loquacious bird.] [Illustration: _From Ingersoll's "The Wit of the Wild."
A few weeks ago at the Tate Modern, my notes say “body parts on a baking tray” and “jackdaw and hooded crow skewered by arrows”.
Occasionally a jackdaw would rise up briefly to sit on a sheep's back, but the most persistent of these interactions involved a magpie.
These are the crows corvidae, such as the raven, carrion crow, rook, and jackdaw.
I could tell a beech from a birch, a jackdaw from a jay, cow parsley from catkins.
Spur of the Moment puts on stage the jackdaw chatter, the fluffy vulnerability and the vulture behaviour of pre-teen chicks.
A jackdaw performs a rollicking tightrope walk along the ridge tiles opposite.