scrub jay


noun

a crestless jay, Aphelocoma coerulescens, of the western and southern U.S. and Mexico, having blue and grayish plumage.

Nearby words

  1. scrovegni chapel,
  2. scrub,
  3. scrub bird,
  4. scrub brush,
  5. scrub fowl,
  6. scrub nurse,
  7. scrub oak,
  8. scrub pine,
  9. scrub round,
  10. scrub suit

Origin of scrub jay

An Americanism dating back to 1935–40

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