cassican

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin cassis (helmet).

Noun[edit]

cassican (plural cassicans)

  1. An American bird (Psarocolius decumanus, syn. Cassicus cristatus), allied to the starlings and orioles, remarkable for its skillfully constructed and suspended nest.
    Synonyms: crested oropendola, cornbird
  2. A piping crow.
    1. Corvus typicus of Indonesia and Australia.
    2. Cracticus tibicen (syn. Gymnorhina tibicen), Australian magpie.
      Synonym: piping crow-shrike

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • cassican at OneLook Dictionary Search.
  • cassican” in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cassican m (plural cassicans)

  1. butcherbird (in the genus Cracticus)

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