gray jay

a gray jay, Perisoreus canadensis, of northern North America, noted for its boldness in stealing food from houses, traps, camps, etc. Also called Canada jay, camp robber, whiskey jack.

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  • gray jay — n. a large North American jay (Perisoreus canadensis) with gray and black feathers and no crest …   English World dictionary

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  • gray jay — noun a jay of northern North America with black capped head and no crest; noted for boldness in thievery • Syn: ↑Canada jay, ↑grey jay, ↑camp robber, ↑whisker jack, ↑Perisoreus canadensis • Hypernyms: ↑jay …   Useful english dictionary

  • gray jay — noun a) A mostly gray bird, Perisoreus canadensis, that inhabits coniferous forests of North America. b) Any bird of the genus . Syn: camp robber, Canada jay, moosebird, whiskey jack …   Wiktionary

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