Steller's jay

noun

Stel·​ler's jay ˈste-lərz How to pronounce Steller's jay (audio)
ˈshte-
: a jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) of western North America with a high crest and black and dark blue plumage

Word History

Etymology

Georg W. Steller †1746 German naturalist

First Known Use

1828, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Steller's jay was in 1828

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“Steller's jay.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Steller%27s%20jay. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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