blue jay

  1. 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

Words Nearby blue jay Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use blue jay in a sentence

  • Then, his eye roving to the loftier shelves, he spied remotely above him a stuffed blue jay mounted on a varnished branch of oak.

    The Wrong Twin | Harry Leon Wilson

British Dictionary definitions for blue jay

blue jay

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

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