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Definition of Magpies
MagpieMagpie 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
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 Magpies from wikipedia
- of the genus
Pica, corvids considered
are in the genera
Cissa, Urocissa, and Cyanopica. Magpies
of the genus
Pica are generally found
- Suburbs Magpies
DRLFC. They were known
as the "Junior Magpies
", and administered
the junior rugby league
of the Western Suburbs Magpies
- in the crow family designated magpies
, and belongs
to the Holarctic radiation
of "monochrome" magpies
. In Europe, "magpie
" is used by English
- Australian magpie
is the mascot
of several Australian
(and New Zealand) sporting
teams, most notably
the Collingwood Magpies
, the Western Suburbs Magpies
and Yellow-billed Magpies
". Bioacoustics. 4: 185–94. doi:10.1080/09524622.1992.9753220. "Magpies
and hold funerals'"...
- 1463-6409.2006.00221.x. Winterman, Denise. "Why are magpies
hated?". BBC News Magazine. Magpies
have a dubious
they are a bit...
- the unchanging backdrop
of the magpies
' call - remains
unchanging. The phrase imitating
the call of the Australian magpie
is one of the most well-known...
- treepie. Treepies
are a distinct group
of corvids externally similar
. It is monotypic within
Platysmurus. It is found
in Brunei, Indonesia...
- HMS Magpie
, pennant number
U82, was a Royal
Navy Modified Black
Swan-cl**** sloop launched
in 1943 and broken
up in 1959. She was the seventh Royal
- The Collingwood Football
the Pies, is a professional Australian rules football
in Melbourne, Victoria...
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