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
Using Grackle Make sure you've added gems. github.com to your list of gem sources Install the hayesdavis-grackle gem Just require "grackle" March 24, 2009 Austin on Rails 16
I think Chris 'new word to use as often as possible should be: grackle
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?