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Topic: BIRDS

Date: 1500-1600
Origin: Mag female name (from Margaret) + pie 'magpie' (13-20 centuries) (from Old French, from Latin pica)

magpie

noun
     
mag‧pie [countable]
1HBB a bird with black and white feathers and a long tail
2 informal someone who likes collecting things
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