Steller's jay

Steller's jay
noun Etymology: Georg W. Steller died 1746 German naturalist Date: 1828 a jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) of western North America with a high crest and black and dark blue plumage

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Steller's Jay — Conservation status …   Wikipedia

  • Steller`s jay — Stelerio mėlynasis kėkštas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Cyanocitta stelleri angl. Steller s jay vok. Diademhäher, m rus. стеллерова черноголовая голубая сойка, f pranc. geai de Steller, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas –… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • Steller's jay — Stel′ler s jay′ [[t]ˈstɛl ərz[/t]] n. orn a common crested jay, Cyanocitta stelleri, of W North America, having blackish brown and dusky blue plumage • Etymology: 1820–30, amer.; after Georg Wilhelm Steller (1709–46), German naturalist …   From formal English to slang

  • steller's jay — noun Usage: usually capitalized S Etymology: after Georg W. Steller : a blue jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) of western No. America with black to dark blue fore and upper parts and a conspicuous high crest see blue fronted jay, long crested jay …   Useful english dictionary

  • Steller's jay — /stel euhrz/ a common jay, Cyanocitta stelleri, of western North America, having blackish brown and dusky blue plumage. [1820 30, Amer.; after George W. Steller (1709 46), German naturalist] * * * …   Universalium

  • Steller's sea lion. — See under sea lion. [see STELLER S JAY] * * * …   Universalium

  • Steller's sea lion. — See under sea lion. [see STELLER S JAY] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Steller (disambiguation) — Steller may refer to a few different things, named after Georg Wilhelm StellerAnimals*Steller s Eider A type of duck. *Steller s Jay A type of bird, related to the Blue Jay. *Steller s Sea Cow An extinct mammal that was native to the Bering Sea.… …   Wikipedia

  • Jay — /jay/, n. 1. John, 1745 1829, U.S. statesman and jurist: first Chief Justice of the U.S. 1789 95. 2. a male given name. * * * I Any of 35–40 bird species (family Corvidae) that inhabit woodlands and are known for their bold, raucous manner. Most… …   Universalium

  • Steller'sjay — Steller s jay n. A bird (Cyanocitta stelleri) of western North America, having a black crested head, sooty brown back and shoulders, and blue wings and tail and related to the blue jay.   [After Georg WilhelmSteller (1709 1746), German naturalist …   Universalium

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”