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…)
from Oxford: magpie
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