magpie

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mag·pie

 (măg′pī′)
n.
1. Any of various birds of the family Corvidae having a long tail and black, blue, or green plumage with white markings, and noted for their chattering call, especially Pica hudsonia, of western North America, and P. pica, of Eurasia and Africa. Also called pie2.
2. Any of various birds that resemble the magpie.
3. A person who chatters.
4. One who compulsively collects or hoards small objects.

[Mag, a name used in proverbs about chatterers (a nickname for Margaret) + pie.]

magpie

(ˈmæɡˌpaɪ)
n
1. (Animals) any of various passerine birds of the genus Pica, esp P. pica, having a black-and-white plumage, long tail, and a chattering call: family Corvidae (crows, etc)
2. (Animals) any of various similar birds of the Australian family Cracticidae. See also butcherbird2
3. (Animals) any of various other similar or related birds
4. (Breeds) (often capital) a variety of domestic fancy pigeon typically having black-and-white markings
5. Brit a person who hoards small objects
6. a person who chatters
7. (Archery)
a. the outmost ring but one on a target
b. a shot that hits this ring
[C17: from Mag diminutive of Margaret, used to signify a chatterbox + pie2]

mag•pie

(ˈmægˌpaɪ)

n.
1. any of various birds of the genus Pica, of the jay family, having long, graduated tails, black-and-white plumage, and noisy habits.
2. an incessantly talkative person.
3. a person who collects or hoards things.
[1595–1605; Mag hypocoristic of Margaret (compare late Middle English magge(s) tales tall tales, nonsense) + pie2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.magpie - long-tailed black-and-white crow that utters a raucous chattering callmagpie - long-tailed black-and-white crow that utters a raucous chattering call
corvine bird - birds of the crow family
genus Pica, Pica - magpies
European magpie, Pica pica - a common magpie of Eurasia
American magpie, Pica pica hudsonia - a magpie of Rocky Mountains in North America
2.magpie - someone who collects things that have been discarded by othersmagpie - someone who collects things that have been discarded by others
hoarder - a person who accumulates things and hides them away for future use
3.magpie - an obnoxious and foolish and loquacious talkermagpie - an obnoxious and foolish and loquacious talker
speaker, talker, verbaliser, verbalizer, utterer - someone who expresses in language; someone who talks (especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone especially garrulous); "the speaker at commencement"; "an utterer of useful maxims"
Translations
عَقْعَقُعَقعَق: طَيْر من فَصيلَة الغُرابِيّات
сврака
straka
skadehusskade
harakka
svraka
szarka
skjór
カササギ
까치
pica
šarka
žagata
coţofană
straka
sraka
сврака
skata
นกกางเขน
сорока
chim ác là

magpie

[ˈmægpaɪ] Nurraca f, marica f

magpie

[ˈmægpaɪ] n (= bird) → pie f

magpie

nElster f

magpie

[ˈmægˌpaɪ] ngazza

magpie

(ˈmӕgpai) noun
a black-and-white bird of the crow family, known for its habit of collecting shiny objects.

magpie

عَقْعَقُ straka husskade Elster κίσσα urraca harakka pie svraka gazza ladra カササギ 까치 ekster skjære sroka pega сорока skata นกกางเขน saksağan chim ác là 喜鹊