1. [syn: raven, Corvus corax]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Raven \Ra"ven\ (r[=a]"v'n), n. [AS. hr[ae]fn; akin to D. raaf,
G. rabe, OHG. hraban, Icel. hrafn, Dan. ravn, and perhaps to
L. corvus, Gr. ko`rax. [root]19.] (Zool.)
A large black passerine bird (Corvus corax), similar to the
crow, but larger, and has a harsh, loud call. It is native of
the northern parts of Europe, Asia and America, and is noted
for its sagacity.
Sea raven (Zool.), the cormorant.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: large black bird with a straight bill and long wedge-shaped
tail [syn: raven, Corvus corax]