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Sense: 1,3
Origin: Old English crawe
Sense: 2
Date: 1200-1300
Origin: CROW2

crow

1 noun
     
Related topics: Colours and Sounds, Birds
crow1
1 [countable]HBB a large shiny black bird with a loud cry
2 [singular]CHBB the loud sound a cock makes
3

as the crow flies

in a straight line:
ten miles from here as the crow flies

➔ eat crow

at eat (7)

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