Blue-jay



a common, crested jay, Cyanocitta cristata, of eastern North America, having a bright blue back and a gray breast.
Historical Examples

Under the Southern Cross Maturin M. Ballou
Woodland Tales Ernest Seton-Thompson
Swallow H. Rider Haggard
The Twins of Table Mountain and Other Stories Bret Harte
In Nesting Time Olive Thorne Miller
Little Mitchell Margaret W. Morley
The Log School-House on the Columbia Hezekiah Butterworth
The Puddleford Papers, H. H. Riley
The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 91, May, 1865 Various
The Valiants of Virginia Hallie Erminie Rives

noun
a common North American jay, Cyanocitta cristata, having bright blue plumage with greyish-white underparts

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