Cas"si*can (?), n. [NL. cassicus helmeted, fr. L. cassis a belmet.] Zool.

An American bird of the genus Cassicus, allied to the starlings and orioles, remarkable for its skillfully constructed and suspended nest; the crested oriole. The name is also sometimes given to the piping crow, an Australian bird.


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