Raven vs Corvid - What's the difference?

raven | corvid |


As nouns the difference between raven and corvid

is that raven is while corvid is a member of the bird family corvidae , including crows, ravens, jays, choughs, treepies etc.

As an adjective corvid is

pertaining to or resembling the corvidae .

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raven

English

Etymology 1

(wikipedia raven) (Corvus corax) From (etyl) ).

Noun

(en noun)
  • A common name for several, generally large and lustrous black species of birds in the genus Corvus'', especially the common raven, ''Corvus corax .
  • Derived terms
    * (Australian raven) () * (brown-necked raven) () * (Chatham raven) () * (Chihuahuan raven) () * common raven (Corvus corax ) * (dwarf raven) () * (fan-tailed raven) () * (forest raven) () * (little raven) () * (New Zealand raven) () * northern raven (Corvus corax ) * (pied raven) * (relict raven) () * (Somali raven) () * (Tasmanian raven) () * (thick-billed raven) () * (western raven) () * (white-necked raven) ()

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Of the color of the raven; jet-black
  • raven curls
    raven darkness
    She was a tall, sophisticated, raven-haired beauty.
    Derived terms
    * nonraven * raven-black * raven-haired * ravenhood * raven standard

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .

    Alternative forms

    * ravin, ravine

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Rapine; rapacity.
  • Prey; plunder; food obtained by violence.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • (archaic) To obtain or seize by violence.
  • To devour with great eagerness.
  • To prey with rapacity; to be greedy; to show rapacity.
  • The raven is both a scavenger, who ravens''' a dead animal almost like a vulture, and a bird of prey, who commonly '''ravens to catch a rodent.

    References

    * * [http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?search=raven&searchmode=none]

    corvid

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Pertaining to or resembling the Corvidae .
  • See also

    * (l)

    Noun

    (wikipedia corvid) (en noun)
  • A member of the bird family Corvidae , including crows, ravens, jays, choughs, treepies etc.