island scrub jay


Definition of island scrub jay

: scrub jay sense b The island scrub jay is a cousin of the Western scrub jay, a fixture in Southern California backyards and campgrounds. The Santa Cruz version is bigger … and a more brilliant blue.— Steve Chawkins, Los Angeles Times, 17 Oct. 2010

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First Known Use of island scrub jay

1996, in the meaning defined above

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“Island scrub jay.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 11 December 2019.

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