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blue jay

a common, crested jay, Cyanocitta cristata, of eastern North America, having a bright blue back and a gray breast.
Origin of blue jay
1700-10, Americanism Unabridged
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Examples from the web for blue jay
  • The blue jay has mentioned it in the course of his voluble recollections.
  • That's a blue jay, and he was not thrilled to have a predator in his territory.
  • It is to the office what the blue jay's screech is to the garden.
  • Everyone knows the blue jay and its angry ki-ki-ki or j-j-j call.
  • We found this blue jay with its foot frozen to our gutter.
  • Residents who find a dead crow or blue jay should contact their local health officials or report them to the toll-free hotline.
British Dictionary definitions for blue jay

blue jay

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