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chough

 (chŭf)
n.
1. A crowlike Old World bird of the genus Pyrrhocorax, especially P. pyrrhocorax, having black plumage and red legs.
2. The white-winged chough (Corcorax melanorhamphos) of Australia, which is similar in appearance to the Old World choughs.

[Middle English, any of various crowlike birds such as the chough and jackdaw; akin to Dutch kauw, jackdaw, probably ultimately imitative of the birds' calls.]
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chough

(tʃʌf)
n
1. (Animals) a large black passerine bird, Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax, of parts of Europe, Asia, and Africa, with a long downward-curving red bill: family Corvidae (crows)
2. (Animals) alpine chough a smaller related bird, Pyrrhocorax graculus, with a shorter yellow bill
[C14: of uncertain origin; probably related to Old French cauwe, Old English cēo]
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chough

(tʃʌf)

n.
either of two crowlike birds of the jay family, Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax and P. graculus, inhabiting mountains and seaside cliffs from W Europe to E Asia.
[1275–1325; Middle English choghe]
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Noun1.chough - a European corvine bird of small or medium size with red legs and glossy black plumagechough - a European corvine bird of small or medium size with red legs and glossy black plumage
corvine bird - birds of the crow family
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chough

noun
Related words
collective noun chattering
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Translations

chough

[tʃʌf] Nchova f (piquirroja)
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References in periodicals archive ?
Un ydi'r fran goesgoch (Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax; Cough) sy'n ddibynnol ar y cynefin yma am gynhaliaeth.
Further, the Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax, which is "redlisted" by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as a European population believed to be in decline, was spotted at the site.
Be arall welais i oedd y frn goesgoch (Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax; 'chough' yn Saesneg).