Picicorvus Columbianus
Nutcracker Nut"crack`er, n. 1. An instrument for cracking nuts. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) (a) A European bird ({Nucifraga caryocatactes}), allied to the magpie and crow. Its color is dark brown, spotted with white. It feeds on nuts, seeds, and insects. (b) The American, or Clarke's, nutcracker ({Picicorvus Columbianus}) of Western North America. [1913 Webster]


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  • Nucifraga caryocatactes — Nutcracker Nut crack er, n. 1. An instrument for cracking nuts. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A European bird ({Nucifraga caryocatactes}), allied to the magpie and crow. Its color is dark brown, spotted with white. It feeds on nuts, seeds, and …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nutcracker — Nut crack er, n. 1. An instrument for cracking nuts. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A European bird ({Nucifraga caryocatactes}), allied to the magpie and crow. Its color is dark brown, spotted with white. It feeds on nuts, seeds, and insects.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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