magpie


magpie
Synonyms and related words:
Audubon warbler, Canada goose, English sparrow, accumulator, adjutant bird, agreeable rattle, albatross, all sorts, argala, assemblage, assortment, auk, auklet, avocet, babbler, bald eagle, baldpate, bank swallow, barbet, barn owl, barn swallow, barnacle goose, big talker, bill collector, bittern, blab, blabber, blabberer, blabbermouth, blackbird, blackcap, blatherer, blue jay, booby, broad spectrum, bullfinch, bunting, bush wren, bushtit, butcher bird, buzzard, canary, canvasback, capercaillie, caracara, cardinal, cassowary, catbird, cattle egret, chaffinch, chat, chatterbox, chatterer, chewink, chickadee, chicken hawk, chimney swift, chipping sparrow, cliff swallow, cockatiel, cockatoo, collection agent, collector, condor, conglomeration, connoisseur, coot, cormorant, cowbird, crake, crane, creeper, crossbill, crow, cuckoo, curlew, cushat, dipper, dodo, douanier, dove, duck, dunlin, dunner, eagle, egret, eider duck, emu, erne, exciseman, falcon, farmer, finch, flamingo, flicker, flycatcher, frigate bird, fulmar, gabber, gabbler, gallimaufry, gannet, garganey, gasbag, gatherer, gibble-gabbler, goldeneye, goldfinch, goose, great talker, greylag goose, grosbeak, grouse, guillemot, guinea fowl, gull, gyrfalcon, harrier, hash, hawk, hawk owl, hermit thrush, heron, hobby, hodgepodge, honker, hoopoe, hoot owl, horned owl, hot-air artist, hotchpot, hotchpotch, house finch, house martin, hummingbird, ibis, idle chatterer, indigo bunting, jabberer, jackdaw, jay, jumble, junco, jungle fowl, kea, kestrel, killdee, killdeer, kingbird, kingfisher, kinglet, kite, kittiwake, kiwi, kookaburra, lammergeier, lapwing, lark, laughing jackass, linnet, loon, macaw, mallard, marabou, martin, mash, mavis, medley, melange, merganser, merl, mess, mew, mingle-mangle, miscellany, miser, mishmash, mix, mixed bag, mockingbird, moulin a paroles, mud hen, murre, mute swan, myna, myna bird, night-heron, nighthawk, nightingale, nightjar, nutcracker, nuthatch, odds and ends, olio, olla podrida, omnium-gatherum, oriole, ortolan, osprey, ostrich, ouzel, owl, oyster catcher, pack rat, parakeet, parrot, partridge, passenger pigeon, pasticcio, pastiche, patchwork, patterer, peafowl, peewee, pelican, penguin, petrel, phalarope, pheasant, phoebe, pigeon, plover, potpourri, prater, prattler, ptarmigan, puffin, rail, rattle, raven, razorbill, red grouse, redbird, redhead, redpoll, redshank, redstart, redwing, rhea, ring ouzel, ringdove, ringtail, robin, rook, ruddy duck, salad, salmagundi, sapsucker, sauce, scarlet tanager, scaup duck, scramble, screech owl, sea duck, sea eagle, sea gull, sea mew, sea swallow, secretary bird, sheldrake, shoebill, shoebird, shrike, siskin, snipe, snow bunting, snowbird, solan goose, song sparrow, song thrush, songbird, sparrow, sparrow hawk, spoonbill, sprig, starling, stew, stilt, stork, storm petrel, stormy petrel, swallow, swan, swan goose, swift, tanager, tax collector, teal, teal duck, tern, thrasher, thrush, tit, toucan, towhee, tragopan, tree swallow, trumpeter, turkey, turnstone, turtledove, veery, vulture, warbler, waxwing, weaver, weaverbird, what you will, whippoorwill, whistler, widgeon, wild duck, willet, windbag, windjammer, wood duck, wood owl, wood pigeon, woodcock, woodpecker, word-slinger, wren, wryneck, yellowbird, yellowhammer, yellowlegs, yellowthroat, zebra finch

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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  • Magpie — Mag pie, n. [OE. & Prov. E. magot pie, maggoty pie, fr. Mag, Maggot, equiv. to Margaret, and fr. F. Marquerite, and common name of the magpie. Marguerite is fr. L. margarita pearl, Gr. ?, prob. of Eastern origin. See {Pie} magpie, and cf. the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Magpie — (engl. für „Elster“) bezeichnet: Magpie (Québec), Dorf in der Gemeinde Rivière Saint Jean in der Regionalgemeinde Minganie, Québec, Kanada Rivière Magpie, Nebenfluss des Sankt Lorenz Stroms in Québec, Kanada Magpie River, Fluss zum Oberen See in… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Magpie — ( Pie bavarde en français) est un village du Québec, au Canada, située sur la Cote Nord, entre Rivière au Tonnerre et Rivière Saint Jean. Il est une localité dans la municipalité de Rivière Saint Jean. Magpie compte près de 200 habitants[1].… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • magpie — (n.) the common European bird, known for its chattering, c.1600, earlier simply pie (early 13c.); first element from MAG (Cf. Mag), nickname for Margaret, long used in proverbial and slang English for qualities associated generally with women,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • magpie — ► NOUN 1) a long tailed bird of the crow family with pied plumage and a raucous voice. 2) a black and white Australian butcher bird with musical calls. 3) a person who obsessively collects things or who chatters idly. ORIGIN probably a shortening …   English terms dictionary

  • magpie — [mag′pī΄] n. [< Mag, dim. of MARGARET + PIE3] 1. any of several jaylike corvids, passerine birds characterized by black and white coloring, a long, tapering tail, and a habit of noisy chattering 2. a person who chatters 3. a person who… …   English World dictionary

  • Magpie — This article is about the birds in the family Corvidae. For the Australasian bird in the family Artamidae, see Australian Magpie. For other uses, see Magpie (disambiguation). Magpies European Magpie …   Wikipedia

  • magpie — /mag puy /, n. 1. either of two corvine birds, Pica pica (black billed magpie), of Eurasia and North America, or P. nuttalli (yellow billed magpie), of California, having long, graduated tails, black and white plumage, and noisy, mischievous… …   Universalium

  • magpie — /ˈmægpaɪ / (say magpuy) noun 1. Also, Australian magpie. a common black and white bird, Gymnorhina tibicen, with a solid body, strong legs, and a large pointed bill, found throughout Australia and in New Guinea, and noted for its beautiful song… …   Australian English dictionary

  • magpie — [17] The original name of the magpie was simply pie, which came via Old French from Latin pīca. This is thought to go back ultimately to Indo European *spi or *pi , denoting ‘pointedness’, in reference to its beak (the Latin masculine form, pīcus …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • magpie — [[t]mæ̱gpaɪ[/t]] magpies 1) N COUNT A magpie is a large black and white bird with a long tail. 2) N COUNT If you describe someone as a magpie, you mean that they like collecting and keeping things, often things that have little value. [INFORMAL]… …   English dictionary