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2 definitions found
 for Corvus frugilegus
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rook \Rook\, n. [AS. hr[=o]c; akin to OHG. hruoh, ruoh, ruoho,
     Icel. hr[=o]kr, Sw. roka, Dan. raage; cf. Goth. hrukjan to
     crow.]
     1. (Zool.) A European bird ({Corvus frugilegus) resembling
        the crow, but smaller. It is black, with purple and violet
        reflections. The base of the beak and the region around it
        are covered with a rough, scabrous skin, which in old
        birds is whitish. It is gregarious in its habits. The name
        is also applied to related Asiatic species.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              The rook . . . should be treated as the farmer's
              friend.                               --Pennant.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A trickish, rapacious fellow; a cheat; a sharper.
        --Wycherley.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Corvus frugilegus
      n 1: common gregarious Old World bird about the size and color
           of the American crow [syn: rook, Corvus frugilegus]

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