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whisky-jack

noun
  1. Canadian another name for Canada jay
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Examples from the Web for whisky-jack

Historical Examples

  • That is the nature of jays, and the whisky-jack is the Canadian jay.

    Gold, Gold, in Cariboo!

    Clive Phillipps-Wolley

  • Ye've been through enough of late to knock out a dozen men, an' yit yer as chipper as a whisky-jack.

    The Long Patrol

    H. A. Cody

  • No, it is not the bright little black and white bird like a small magpie which pecks around, that is a Whisky-Jack.

  • While attending to the cooking he saw a whisky-jack (Us ka tcon) (Perisoreus canadensis) flying about.