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crow blackbird

noun
1.
any of several North American grackles, especially purple grackles of the genus Quiscalus.
Origin of crow blackbird
1770-1780
1770-80, Americanism
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  • The crow-blackbird has all the natural cunning of his prototype, the crow.

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  • Among the first birds that make their appearance in Washington, is the crow-blackbird.

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  • Recent investigations tend to prove that the Grackle or crow-blackbird does more good than harm and should be protected.

  • The crow-blackbird, seized with a fit of indolence, drops its eggs in the cavity of a decayed branch.

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  • The crow fights the hawk, and the king-bird and crow-blackbird fight the crow; but neither takes any notice of the buzzard.

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  • Looking up, they beheld a crow-blackbird pausing in mid-air, a few feet from the window.

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British Dictionary definitions for crow-blackbird

crow blackbird

noun
1.
another name for grackle
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