gray jay

noun
a gray jay, Perisoreus canadensis, of northern North America, noted for its boldness in stealing food from houses, traps, camps, etc.


Origin:
1935–40

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gray jay

noun
a jay of northern North America with black-capped head and no crest; noted for boldness in thievery [syn: Canada jay
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Rare animals include the bog copper butterfly, gray jay, and yellow-bellied flycatcher.
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