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chough

[chuhf] /tʃʌf/
noun
1.
any of several crowlike Old World birds, especially Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax, of Europe.
Origin of chough
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English choghe; akin to Old English cēo, Dutch kauw, Danish kaa
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chough

/tʃʌf/
noun
1.
a large black passerine bird, Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax, of parts of Europe, Asia, and Africa, with a long downward-curving red bill: family Corvidae (crows)
2.
alpine chough, a smaller related bird, Pyrrhocorax graculus, with a shorter yellow bill
Word Origin
C14: of uncertain origin; probably related to Old French cauwe, Old English cēo
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