Clark nutcracker

variants: or Clark's nutcracker or less commonly Clark's crow

Definition of Clark nutcracker

: a grayish white bird (Nucifraga columbiana) of the family Corvidae of western North America with black-and-white wings and tail

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First Known Use of Clark nutcracker

1924, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Clark nutcracker

after William Clark †1838 American explorer

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“Clark nutcracker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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