Weekly Word: Corvine

I haven’t come across any particularly interesting new words lately, so I’m just going to share one of Merriam-Webster’s words of the day, corvine. It’s an adjective that means “resembling a crow”.

This word comes straight from the Latin word corvus, meaning “raven”. Merriam-Webster shares an interesting bit of etymology:

Another word from "corvus" is "cormorant," which refers to a dark-colored seabird and comes from Old French words meaning "raven" and "of the sea."

Bonus trivia: Cormorants are known for their voracious appetites, so the word cormorant also means “a greedy person” or “glutton”.