Definition of blue jay in English:

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blue jay

Pronunciation: /ˈblo͞o ˌjā/


A common North American jay with a blue crest, back, wings, and tail.
  • Cyanocitta cristata, family Corvidae.
Example sentences
  • Although cardinals, chickadees, titmice, blue jays, nuthatches and finches will eat the large striped sunflower seed, there is much less waste and a bit more nutrition in the small, oil type.
  • We cannot recall ever having such large families of cardinals, downy and hairy woodpeckers, English sparrows, blue jays, titmice and chickadees.
  • By the way, I've been called to task for not mentioning that safflower seed is very popular with cardinals, chickadees, blue jays, doves, house finches, wrens, titmice and even bluebirds.

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Syllabification: blue jay

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