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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chough  \Chough\,  n.  [OE.  choughe,  kowe  (and  cf  OE  ca),  fr  AS 
  ce['o];  cf  also  D.  kauw,  OHG.  ch[=a]ha;  perh.  akin  to  E. 
  caw.  [root]22.  Cf  {Caddow}.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  bird  of  the  Crow  family  ({Fregilus  graculus})  of  Europe.  It 
  is  of  a  black  color,  with  a  long,  slender,  curved  bill  and 
  red  legs;  --  also  called  {chauk},  {chauk-daw},  {chocard}, 
  {Cornish  chough},  {red-legged  crow}.  The  name  is  also  applied 
  to  several  allied  birds,  as  the  {Alpine  chough}. 
 
  {Cornish  chough}  (Her.),  a  bird  represented  black,  with  red 
  feet,  and  beak;  --  called  also  {aylet}  and  {sea  swallow}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chough 
  n  :  a  European  corvine  bird  of  small  or  medium  size  with  red 
  legs  and  glossy  black  plumage 




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