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
   [1913 Webster]
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