Jackdaw meaning

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A Daurian jackdaw, a closely related Asian bird (Coloeus dauuricus).
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Either of two small corvids (Corvus monedula or C. dauricus) of Eurasia and North Africa, having black and gray or black and white plumage.
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A small European crow (Corvus monedula) with a gray nape.
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Any of various birds, as a large-tailed grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus)
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A European bird of the crow family (Coloeus monedula), often nesting in church towers and ruins.
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Origin of jackdaw

  • Compound of jack and daw The first element, also present in Low German Kajak, (North Saxon) Jöker "jackdaw", may refer either to its characteristic call, often represented as tchak-tchak, or to the name Jack. The second element means "jackdaw" in itself, from Old English dāƿe, and is cognate with German Dohle.

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