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crow blackbird

noun

  1. any of several North American grackles, especially purple grackles of the genus Quiscalus.


crow blackbird

noun

  1. another name for grackle


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Word History and Origins

Origin of crow blackbird1

An Americanism dating back to 1770–80

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Example Sentences

But on second thought I decided that the crow blackbird did not soar and circle about in this manner.

Another visitor of whom the kingbird seemed suspicious was a purple crow blackbird, who every day passed over.

The crow blackbird, seized with a fit of indolence, drops its eggs in the cavity of a decayed branch.

I have myself seen a crow blackbird kill an English sparrow.

Recent investigations tend to prove that the Grackle or Crow-Blackbird does more good than harm and should be protected.

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