from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several American blackbirds of the genus Quiscalus having iridescent plumage
- n. Any of several Asian myna birds of the genus Gracula
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Some or any bird of the genus Gracula, or of one of the synonymous genera, of the old world.
- 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. glossy black Asiatic starling often taught to mimic speech
- n. long-tailed American blackbird having iridescent black plumage
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)
From gracule, from New Latin Gracula, from Latin graculus ("jackdaw") (Wiktionary)