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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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  • Meet the adorable magpie that adopted a human family
    An Australian family’s pet magpie named Penguin appears to think she’s a human. The Sydney family rescued the bird in 2013 when she was 3 weeks old and was blown... Read more on this news related to 'Magpie'
  • Magpie Makes Its Home With Australian Family Who Rescued the Bird
    Her name's Penguin, but she's an Australian magpie, a bird commonly found walking the streets of urban cities in Australia, similar to pigeons in New York City. Though Penguin is a wild bird who's free to fly, she has made herself at home with the family who rescued her when she was a baby, photographer Cameron Bloom told ABC News today. She stays in a Read more on this news related to 'Magpie'
  • ASADA says Magpie duo's drug can cause stroke
    The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority has warned that the banned drug two Collingwood footballers have tested positive for can prompt a stroke. Read more on this news related to 'Magpie'

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