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corvine

[kawr-vahyn, -vin] /ˈkɔr vaɪn, -vɪn/
adjective
1.
pertaining to or resembling a crow.
2.
belonging or pertaining to the Corvidae, a family of birds including the crows, ravens, and jays.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < Latin corvīnus, equivalent to corv(us) raven + -īnus -ine1
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corvine

/ˈkɔːvaɪn/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or resembling a crow
2.
of, relating to, or belonging to the passerine bird family Corvidae, which includes the crows, raven, rook, jackdaw, magpies, and jays
Word Origin
C17: from Latin corvīnus raven-like, from corvus a raven
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