Colly meaning

(UK, dialect) Black as coal.

[…] four colly birds […] - Twelve Days of Christmas.

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(archaic) To make black, as with coal.
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(UK, dialect) Soot.

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(UK, dialect) A blackbird.
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(dated) Alternative spelling of collie.
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Origin of colly

  • From Middle English cole (“coal”) + -y

    From Wiktionary