- a small European crow (Corvus monedula) with a gray nape
- any of various birds, as a large-tailed grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus)
jack- + daw
See jackdaw in American Heritage Dictionary 4
A Eurasian bird (Corvus monedula) related to and resembling the crows, having black plumage with a gray nape and underparts.
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