American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of several American blackbirds of the family Icteridae, especially of the genus Quiscalus, having iridescent blackish plumage. Also called crow blackbird.
- n. Any of several Asian mynas of the genus Gracula.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Some or any bird of the genus Gracula, or of one of the synonymous genera, of the old world. The birds to which the name usually attaches are those of the genera Eulabes and Acridotheres in a large sense; but the application is vague and fluctuating. Gracula or Eulabes religiosa is the religious grackle, or mina (see cut under
Eulabes); G. gryllivora or Acridotheres tristis is the Indian paradise-grackle.
- n. An American icterine passerine bird of the family Icteridæ and chiefly of the subfamily Quiscalinæ: as, the purple grackle, or crowblackbird, Quiscalus purpureus (see cut under crow-blackbird); the boat-tailed or Texas grackle, Q. major; the rusty grackle, Scolecophagus ferrugineus.
- n. Also spelled grakle.
- n. In angling, the name of an artificial fly used in bass-fishing.
- n. Any of several American blackbirds of the genus Quiscalus having iridescent plumage
- n. Any of several Asian myna birds of the genus Gracula
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One of several American blackbirds, of the family
Icteridæ; 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.
- n. An Asiatic bird of the genus Gracula. See myna.
- n. glossy black Asiatic starling often taught to mimic speech
- n. long-tailed American blackbird having iridescent black plumage
- From gracule, from New Latin Gracula, from Latin graculus ("jackdaw") (Wiktionary)
- New Latin Grācula, genus name, from Latin grāculus, jackdaw; see gerə-2 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“So far the only new seasonal arrival is the rather unpleasent common grackle ….”
“So, I e-mailed the pictures to John, who writes A DC Birding Blog, and he identified it as a female boat-tailed grackle (Quiscalus major).”
“Somewhere along the way, the people who came up with the names of birds decided that they should be really cool words, like grackle and vireo.”
“The bird Byron found dead in the morning was a grackle, not a cardinal.”
“The skies bloomed with woodcock, and geese, and grackle, scattering themselves like seeds upon fields of blue.”
“See, I was gonna comment to say that's a grackle, but apparently what I've always known as grackles are actually starlings, and grackles are a different kind of bird entirely.”
“We still do not have a statement from the Bird, uhh, the grackle, as to what would justify a non-electoral overthrow of tyranny.”
“So the grackle will stand by on the side of order at all cost while sacrificing his liberty?”
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