A crow and a few rooks at suppertime.
The Scottish Word:


“Us rooks is maistly vegetarian apart frae the odd wirm or twa – unlike craws. An whut’s mair we huv the shaggy breeks.”


craw: crow, corvus c. corone.

“We rooks are mostly vegetarian apart from having the odd worm or two – unlike crows. And what is more we have the shaggy trousers.”

[craw spelled out in the phonetic alphabet.]

If you see a rook on its own it’s a craw, and if ye see a craw in a crowd it’s a rook.

Mostly, crows are seen in pairs.

The Scottish Word: craw with its definition and its meaning illustrated and captioned with the word used in context in the Scots language and in English.

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