Posted by: retarigan | October 5, 2015

Word Dictionary [051015]


Word of the day: magpie
Definition: n. a European and American crow, Pica pica, with a long pointed tail and black and white plumage.
Synonyms: scavenger, pack rat
Etymology: Mag, abbr. of Margaret PIE(2) (more…)

pronunciation: ˈmæɡpaɪ

from Oxford: magpie

n.
1 a European and American crow, Pica pica, with a long pointed tail and black and white plumage.
2 any of various birds with plumage like a magpie, esp.  Gymnorhina tibicen of Australia.
3 an idle chatterer.
4 a person who collects things indiscriminately.
5 a the division of a circular target next to the outer one.  b a rifle shot which strikes this.
Etymology: Mag, abbr. of Margaret + PIE(2)

from Wordnet: magpie

n 1: long-tailed black-and-white bird that utters a chattering call
  2: someone who collects things that have been discarded by others [syn: scavenger, pack rat]

Quote of the day: All the things one has forgotten scream for help in dreams. by Elias Canetti

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