Prob. 2d jack + daw, noun
(Zoölogy) See Daw, noun
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Compound of jack and daw The first element, also present in Low German Kajak, (North Saxon) Jöker "jackdaw", may refer either to its characteristic call, often represented as tchak-tchak, or to the name Jack. The second element means "jackdaw" in itself, from Old English dāƿe, and is cognate with German Dohle.
(Coloeus monedula): daw, western jackdaw, Eurasian jackdaw, European jackdaw
jackdaw (plural jackdaws) A European bird of the crow family (Coloeus monedula), often nesting in church towers and ruins. A Daurian jackdaw, a closely related Asian bird (Coloeus dauuricus).
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