Definitions for grackleˈgræk əl
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
any of several long-tailed New World blackbirds, esp. of the genus Quiscalus, as the common North American species Q. quiscula, having iridescent black plumage.
any of several Old World birds of the family Sturnidae, esp. certain mynas.
Origin of grackle:
1765–75; < NL Gracula a genus of mynas < L grāculus jackdaw
hill myna, Indian grackle, grackle, Gracula religiosa(noun)
glossy black Asiatic starling often taught to mimic speech
grackle, crow blackbird(noun)
long-tailed American blackbird having iridescent black plumage
Any of several American blackbirds of the genus Quiscalus having iridescent plumage
Any of several Asian myna birds of the genus Gracula
Origin: Modern (scientific) Latin Gracula from Latin graculus, “jackdaw”
one of several American blackbirds, of the family Icteridae; as, the rusty grackle (Scolecophagus Carolinus); the boat-tailed grackle (see Boat-tail); the purple grackle (Quiscalus quiscula, or Q. versicolor). See Crow blackbird, under Crow
an Asiatic bird of the genus Gracula. See Myna