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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Cassican \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. [1913 Webster]