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Topic: BIRDS

Date: 1500-1600
Origin: Jack male name + daw 'jackdaw' (15-19 centuries) (perhaps from an unrecorded Old English dawe)

jackdaw

noun
     
jack‧daw [countable]
HBB a black bird like a crow that sometimes steals small, bright objects
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