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  • n. The gray jay, Perisoreus canadensis.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the Canada jay (Perisoreus Canadensis). It is noted for its fearless and familiar habits when it frequents the camps of lumbermen in the winter season. Its color is dull grayish blue, lighter beneath. Called also moose bird.


Perhaps an alteration of whisky john, a corruption of Cree wîskacân / ᐄᐧᐢᑲᒑᐣ, or perhaps directly from Cree wîskicâk ᐄᐧᐢᑭᒑᐠ. (Wiktionary)


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