Clark nutcracker

noun

variants or Clark's nutcracker or less commonly Clark's crow
: a grayish white bird (Nucifraga columbiana) of the family Corvidae of western North America with black-and-white wings and tail

Word History

Etymology

after William Clark †1838 American explorer

First Known Use

1924, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Clark nutcracker was in 1924

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“Clark nutcracker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Clark%20nutcracker. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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