Definition of raven noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈreɪvn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈreɪvn//
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a large bird of the crow family, with shiny black feathers and a rough unpleasant cry A raven sat in the tree and cawed. See related entries: Birds Word Origin Old English hræfn, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch raaf and German Rabe.
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