Simple Definition of grackle
: a common American bird that has shiny black feathers
Full Definition of grackle
1 : any of a genus (Quiscalus of the family Icteridae) of large American blackbirds having iridescent black plumage
2 : any of various Asian starlings (as the hill mynahs)
Origin of grackle
New Latin Gracula, genus name, alteration of Latin graculus jackdaw
First Known Use: 1772
GRACKLE Defined for Kids
Definition of grackle for Students
: a large blackbird with shiny feathers that show changeable green, purple, and bronze colors
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