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Definition of "blue jay" [blue• jay]

  • A North American bird (Cyanocitta cristata) having a crested head, predominantly blue plumage, and a harsh, noisy cry. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "blue jay" in a sentence
  • "The saloon was a drab and dreary place; he twinkled in it like a blue jay flashing through the treetops."
  • "I afterwards heard a similar song sung by a wild blue jay to his mate while she was sitting, and so I knew that my dear little captive had given me his sweetest -- his love-song."
  • "ONE of the most interesting birds who ever lived in my Bird Room was a blue jay named Jakie."