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rain crow

  1. n.[US dial. South idem "his note is supposed to foretell rain" WSC] a bird,[cf. RAIN CROW n. the yellow-billed cuckoo (Coccyzus sp.): 1971 (Paterson 89).

2. a bird, the smooth-billed ani (Crotophagct ani): 1880 (Cory 118). = BLACK BIRD, BLACK CROW, BLACK DAW, LONG-TAIL CROW cf. JACK DAWL (Gen.)

Tags: bird, noun

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Last update: 2012-11-30 17:42
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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