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Definition of Magpie

Magpie
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 analogous names Tomtit, and Jackdaw.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of the genus Pica and related genera, allied to the jays, but having a long graduated tail. Note: The common European magpie (Pica pica, or P. caudata) is a black and white noisy and mischievous bird. It can be taught to speak. The American magpie (P. Hudsonica) is very similar. The yellow-belled magpie (P. Nuttalli) inhabits California. The blue magpie (Cyanopolius Cooki) inhabits Spain. Other allied species are found in Asia. The Tasmanian and Australian magpies are crow shrikes, as the white magpie (Gymnorhina organicum), the black magpie (Strepera fuliginosa), and the Australian magpie (Cracticus picatus). Magpie lark (Zo["o]l.), a common Australian bird (Grallina picata), conspicuously marked with black and white; -- called also little magpie. Magpie moth (Zo["o]l.), a black and white European geometrid moth (Abraxas grossulariata); the harlequin moth. Its larva feeds on currant and gooseberry bushes.

Meaning of Magpie from wikipedia

- Magpies are birds of the Corvidae family. Like other members of their family, they are widely considered to be intelligent creatures. The Eurasian magpie...
- The Eurasian magpie or common magpie (Pica pica) is a resident breeding bird throughout the northern part of the Eurasian continent. It is one of several...
- The Australian magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen) is a medium-sized black and white p****erine bird native to Australia and southern New Guinea. Although once...
- Magpie Murders is a 2016 mystery novel by British author Anthony Horowitz and the first novel in the Susan Ryeland series. The story focuses on the murder...
- MAGPIE (Mega Ampere Generator for Plasma Implosion Experiments) is a pulsed power generator based at Imperial College London, United Kingdom. The generator...
- The magpie-lark (Grallina cyanoleuca), also known as wee magpie, peewee, peewit or mudlark, is a p****erine bird native to Australia, Timor and southern...
- The Oriental magpie-robin (Copsychus saularis) is a small p****erine bird that was formerly classed as a member of the thrush family ****idae, but now considered...
- The Taiwan blue magpie (Urocissa caerulea), also called the Taiwan magpie, Blue Kookaroo, Formosan blue magpie (Chinese: 臺灣藍鵲; pinyin: Táiwān lán què)...
- The black-billed magpie (Pica hudsonia), also known as the American magpie, is a bird in the corvidae family that inhabits the western half of North America...
- The Oriental magpie (Pica serica) is a species of magpie found from south-eastern Russia and Myanmar to eastern China, Korea, Taiwan and northern Indochina...