- a common, crested jay, Cyanocitta cristata, of eastern North America, having a bright blue back and a gray breast.
Origin of blue jay
An Americanism dating back to 1700–10
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Examples from the Web for blue jay
So he flew to Niagara while the Blue-jay snickered and followed to see the fun.
He called the Blue-jay, the mischief-maker of the woods, and told him what to do.
Said she'd keep them blue-jay's wings, and wear 'em in her hat.
The blue-jay took his bath in an original way as he did everything else.In Nesting Time
Olive Thorne Miller
No, not because he felt so proud of what he had done, but because a blue-jay was after him.Little Mitchell
Margaret W. Morley
- a common North American jay, Cyanocitta cristata, having bright blue plumage with greyish-white underparts
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