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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


  • Australia's angry birds swoop to protect young
    Instead, it protects wearers from the swooping magpie, a quintessentially Australian experience where the bird flies low, clacking its beak and sometimes drawing blood by pecking the head of a human victim. While Australian native animals such as the box jellyfish, funnel web spider and several snake species continue to top the world's most deadly creature lis Read more on this news related to 'Magpie'
  • Major the magpie swoops in on fundraising action
    A RESIDENT magpie, dubbed Major, has been captured on video swooping an Adelaide cyclist riding to raise funds for young children with cancer. WATCH THE VIDEO Read more on this news related to 'Magpie'
  • Australia‚Äôs magpies swoop on intruders to protect young
    Authorities issue warnings every year on how to deal with the magpie season Read more on this news related to 'Magpie'

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