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grackle


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grackle  \Grac"kle\,  n.  [Cf.  L.  graculus  jackdaw.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  One  of  several  American  blackbirds,  of  the  family 
  {Icterid[ae]};  as  the  rusty  grackle  ({Scolecophagus 
  Carolinus});  the  boat-tailed  grackle  (see  Boat-tail);  the 
  purple  grackle  ({Quiscalus  quiscula},  or  {Q. 
  versicolor}).  See  {Crow  blackbird},  under  {Crow}. 
  b  An  Asiatic  bird  of  the  genus  {Gracula}.  See  {Myna}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  grackle 
  n  1:  glossy  black  Asiatic  starling  often  taught  to  mimic  speech 
  [syn:  {hill  myna},  {Indian  grackle},  {Gracula  religiosa}] 
  2:  long-tailed  American  blackbird  having  iridescent  black 
  plumage  [syn:  {crow  blackbird}] 




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