Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting an area of the northern Great Plains between the Platte and Yellowstone Rivers, now located in southeast Montana. The Crow became nomadic buffalo hunters after migrating west from the Missouri River in North Dakota in the 18th century.
  • noun The Siouan language of the Crow.

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  • proper noun A Native American tribe.
  • proper noun The Siouan language of this tribe.
  • proper noun A surname.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Translation of terms for the Crow people in many Native American languages, such as Lakota, Yanktonai, and Santee khąγí wičhasa, crow man : khąγí , crow + wičhasa, man.]

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  • The bird who lays eggs on other's nests

    June 5, 2013

  • It is aided in this deception by being a master of disguise. The crow appears as a small, nondescript bird who passes unnoticed as it cases other birds' nests, selects a suitable one, and goes into labour, spurning epidurals and the machine that goes ping! in favour of a low-key delivery of its eggs, which typically come in clutches of six to eight. The gentes or tribes of crow are classified by the pattern of their egg: paisley, batik, or piñata.

    One crow in San Diego Zoo passed the last twelve years of its life as a peacock, and the deception was only discovered on autopsy.

    June 6, 2013