noun (plural: jackdaws)
Etymology: Compound of jack and daw. The former element may refer either to its characteristic call, often represented as tchak-tchak, or to the name Jack. The latter, daw, means "jackdaw" in itself, from Old English
- A European bird of the Crow family (Corvus monedula), often nesting in church towers and ruins; a daw.
- dÄe, and is cognate with Old High German tÄha, which through Middle High German tÄhele became modern German Dohle
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