English version

raven

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Birds
ravenra‧ven1 /ˈreɪvən/ noun [countable]  HBBa large shiny black bird
Examples from the Corpus
ravenA raven had landed on the fish and was pecking out its eye.A raven swooped down from its perch in the rafters and dived at the wizard, talons open and gleaming.Other reluctant players include squirrels, coyotes and ravens, all of whom seesaw in synchrony.All were eyeless for the crows and ravens pluck the succulent pieces first.I also saw a group of fourteen ravens fly south.A pair of ravens circles high overhead, making a few soft grunting sounds.A pair of ravens, too, are familiar with the pond, their home.
Related topics: Hair & beauty
ravenraven2 adjective [only before noun] literary  DCBraven hair is black and shiny
Examples from the Corpus
ravenIt was raven black and the hair was entwined with a slim rope of gold thread and opals.In her early thirties, her raven black hair gleamed in the overhead light.The leading ship raised a raven flag to the masthead, and Killer-Bardi ran up another.Paula Grey, a raven haired girl in her early thirties with strong bone structure, had just entered the office.
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