grackle

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noun grack·le \ ˈgra-kəl \

Definition of grackle

1 :any of a genus (Quiscalus of the family Icteridae) of large American blackbirds having iridescent black plumage
2 :any of various Asian starlings (such as the hill mynahs)

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Origin and Etymology of grackle

New Latin Gracula, genus name, alteration of Latin graculus jackdaw


GRACKLE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of grackle for English Language Learners

  • : a common American bird that has shiny black feathers


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grackle

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noun grack·le \ ˈgra-kəl \

Definition of grackle for Students

:a large blackbird with shiny feathers that show changeable green, purple, and bronze colors

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