Steller's jay

noun
Stel·​ler's jay | \ ˈste-lərz How to pronounce Steller's jay (audio) , ˈshte-\

Definition of Steller's jay

: a jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) of western North America with a high crest and black and dark blue plumage

First Known Use of Steller's jay

1828, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Steller's jay

Georg W. Steller †1746 German naturalist

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