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ra·ven 1

 (rā′vən)
n.
1. A large bird (Corvus corax) of the Northern Hemisphere, having black plumage and a croaking cry.
2. Any of several similar birds of the genus Corvus, found in Africa, Australia, and southwestern North America.
adj.
Black and shiny: raven tresses.

[Middle English, from Old English hræfn.]

rav·en 2

 (răv′ən)
v. rav·ened, rav·en·ing, rav·ens
v.tr.
1. To consume greedily; devour.
2. To seek or seize as prey or plunder.
v.intr.
1. To seek or seize prey or plunder.
2. To eat ravenously.
n.
Variant of ravin.

[From Middle English ravin, raven, rapine, plunder, prey; see ravin.]

rav′en·er n.
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