blue jay

noun \ -ˌjā \
Updated on: 12 May 2018

Definition of blue jay

: a crested bright blue North American jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

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First Known Use of blue jay

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BLUE JAY Defined for English Language Learners

blue jay

Definition of blue jay for English Language Learners

  • : a common American bird that is mostly blue


BLUE JAY Defined for Kids

blue jay

noun \ ˈblü-ˌjā \

Definition of blue jay for Students

: a crested and mostly blue North American bird related to the crows

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