Origin of grackle
Examples from the Web for grackle
Creaker the Grackle with the sun shining on him was truly beautiful.The Burgess Bird Book for Children|Thornton W. Burgess
The bobolink is a rollicking, jolly fellow; the grackle is solemn, even morose.Birds Every Child Should Know|Neltje Blanchan
Recent investigations tend to prove that the Grackle or Crow-Blackbird does more good than harm and should be protected.A Book of Natural History|Various
Peering at you from the top of a dark pine tree with its staring yellow eye, the grackle is certainly uncanny.Bird Neighbors|Neltje Blanchan
The grackle is a tame and familiar bird, and will sometimes build its nest close to the habitation of man.
Word Origin for grackle
1772, gracule, from genus name Gracula, Modern Latin fem. from Latin graculus "jackdaw, European crow," perhaps of imitative origin. The anglicized form of the word is attested from 1782.