noun Cy·a·no·cit·ta \ˌsīə(ˌ)nōˈsitə\

Definition of Cyanocitta

  1. :  a genus of American jays largely blue in color — see blue jay 1

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Origin and Etymology of cyanocitta

New Latin, from cyan- + Greek kitta, kissa jay; akin to Old English higora, higore magpie, jay, Middle Low German heger jay, Old High German hehara jay, Sanskrit kiki, kikidīvi blue jay

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to cast off or become cast off

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