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cor·vine

 (kôr′vīn′, -vĭn)
adj.
Of, resembling, or characteristic of crows.

[Latin corvīnus, from corvus, raven.]

corvine

(ˈkɔːvaɪn)
adj
1. (Zoology) of, relating to, or resembling a crow
2. (Zoology) of, relating to, or belonging to the passerine bird family Corvidae, which includes the crows, raven, rook, jackdaw, magpies, and jays
[C17: from Latin corvīnus raven-like, from corvus a raven]

cor•vine

(ˈkɔr vaɪn, -vɪn)

adj.
1. pertaining to or resembling a crow.
2. belonging or pertaining to the Corvidae, a family of birds including crows, ravens, magpies, and jays.
[1650–60; < Latin corvīnus=corv(us) raven + -īnus -ine1]
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Adj.1.corvine - relating to or resembling a crow
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Growth, development, and reproduction in Gulf Corvine (Cynoscion othonopterus).
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Erisman BE (2012) Evaluation of available data, preliminary data poor assessment and recommendations for the Gulf corvine fishery in the Gulf of California.
"I got to get up to the house and have Corvine tend my arm."
The corvine contingent here is of Carrion Crows, big, bold and all black, Jackdaws, Rooks and Magpies.
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Then they were up, up and away - off, we reasoned, to make a nest for their corvine offspring.