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gray jay

a gray jay, Perisoreus canadensis, of northern North America, noted for its boldness in stealing food from houses, traps, camps, etc.
Origin of gray jay
First recorded in 1935-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It was absolutely still, except for the occasional call of a gray jay in the timber or the chatter of a flock of cross-bills.

    Jack the Young Canoeman George Bird Grinnell
  • A gray jay now and then screeched his approach to unseen denizens of the woods.

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