Scolecophagus Carolinus
Grackle Grac"kle, n. [Cf. L. graculus jackdaw.] (Zo["o]l.) (a) One of several American blackbirds, of the family {Icterid[ae]}; 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}. (b) An Asiatic bird of the genus {Gracula}. See {Myna}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Grackle — Grac kle, n. [Cf. L. graculus jackdaw.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) One of several American blackbirds, of the family {Icterid[ae]}; as, the rusty grackle ({Scolecophagus Carolinus}); the boat tailed grackle (see Boat tail); the purple grackle ({Quiscalus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Q versicolor — Grackle Grac kle, n. [Cf. L. graculus jackdaw.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) One of several American blackbirds, of the family {Icterid[ae]}; as, the rusty grackle ({Scolecophagus Carolinus}); the boat tailed grackle (see Boat tail); the purple grackle… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Quiscalus quiscula — Grackle Grac kle, n. [Cf. L. graculus jackdaw.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) One of several American blackbirds, of the family {Icterid[ae]}; as, the rusty grackle ({Scolecophagus Carolinus}); the boat tailed grackle (see Boat tail); the purple grackle… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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