Magpie

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Magpie Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • long-tailed black-and-white bird that utters a chattering call
  • an obnoxious and foolish and loquacious talker
  • someone who collects things that have been discarded by others

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • long-tailed black-and-white crow that utters a raucous chattering call ,
  • someone who collects things that have been discarded by others ,
  • an obnoxious and foolish and loquacious talker

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Magpie Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


The magpie is a large bird in the crow family, Corvidae. It is a general scavenger and predator of insects, small mammals, and other birds' eggs and young.

The word "magpie" usually means the European Magpie (Pica pica), which is a very common bird. There are other magpies in Europe, in Spain and Portugal. Elsewhere, there are other species of magpie. Some are black and white and are in the Genus Pica. Some are green and blue and are also known as "oriental" magpies (Genus Urocissa and Cissa). There is also one species of blue and white magpie, the Azure-Winged Magpie Cyanopica cyana.

There are also two other species of bird that are called 'magpie', though they are not true magpies. There is the Black Magpie, which is really a treepie. There is also the Australian Magpie. It is not a member of the crow family at all. It is in the Artamidae family.



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Magpie Sample Sentences in News


  • Shock over bird mutilations
    WILDLIFE carers have been left horrified and angry after the discovery of magpies with clipped wings and missing tail feathers around Warwick. Read more on this news related to 'Magpie'
  • Ripon’s Magpie Antiques on Vintage magazine cover
    Ripon’s Magpie Antiques is on the cover of Today’s Vintage magazine published monthly by Lucky Clover Publishing in Phoenix, Ariz. Read more on this news related to 'Magpie'
  • ANDREA PHILLPOTTS: Living with a magpie
    It’s said in European folklore that a magpie will steal anything. Find its nest and you might stumble upon shreds of tinfoil or shiny keys. In other cultures, it’s monkeys that are the thieves. Read more on this news related to 'Magpie'

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