Definition of Royston crow in English:

Royston crow

(also Roylston crow)

noun

  • The hooded crow, Corvus cornix.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Randle Cotgrave (fl. 1587–?1630), lexicographer. From Royston, the name of a town in Hertfordshire, south-east England, where the bird was formerly familiar as a winter visitor + crow.

Pronunciation

Royston crow

/ˈrɔɪst(ə)n ˌkrəʊ/