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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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He knew that "a lapwing runs close by the ground," that choughs are "russet-pated." He knew all the beauty that is to be found throughout the country year.
I am about to precipitate, to sink, to plunge myself into the abyss that is here before me, only to let the world know that while thou dost favour me there is no impossibility I will not attempt and accomplish." With these words he approached the cavern, and perceived that it was impossible to let himself down or effect an entrance except by sheer force or cleaving a passage; so drawing his sword he began to demolish and cut away the brambles at the mouth of the cave, at the noise of which a vast multitude of crows and choughs flew out of it so thick and so fast that they knocked Don Quixote down; and if he had been as much of a believer in augury as he was a Catholic Christian he would have taken it as a bad omen and declined to bury himself in such a place.
He's referring to the thousands of hours spent by Adrienne Stratford, Tony Cross and their helpers who have put coloured leg rings on Chough chicks for more than 25 years.
One such project is to restore grasslands and wildflower meadows along the north Pembrokeshire coast, which it's hoped will help birds including the chough.
The 28-1 outsider was one of the first under pressure and dropped into the last trio at halfway, but Michael Blanshard's gelding motored home to get up by a short head and deny 5-1 favourite Chough, who hit 1.27.
Chough (earth and environmental sciences, Seoul National U.) summarizes the current knowledge of dynamic processes and environmental changes in the Korean peninsula on land and under the sea during the Phanerozoic Era.
ALEX POLIZZI - THE FIXER RETURNS (8pm BBC2) REPEATS of Alex Polizzi's original visits to Kettley's furniture store in Yorkshire, and Chough's bakery in Padstow, Corwnall take up most of this programme with the short revisit parts tacked onto the end, showing everybody looking very happy and jolly pleased that they've taken Alex's advice.
NEW SERIES Expert Alex (right) returns to Chough's Bakery in Cornwall and Kettley's furniture shop in Yorkshire.
Which former Essex cricket captain was Chough belong?
Species suffering large population drops include the curlew, golden plover, chough, peregrine and ring ouzel.
Chough Cottage in the tiny hamlet of Puncknowle (pronounced Punnel) seemed about as far away from all the fun of the seaside as you could get when we first arrived.
FACTFILE: A week's stay at Chough Cottage, which sleeps four, costs from pounds 253.