Definitions for grackleˈgræk əl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

grack•leˈgræk əl(n.)

  1. 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.

    Category: Ornithology

  2. any of several Old World birds of the family Sturnidae, esp. certain mynas.

    Category: Ornithology

Origin of grackle:

1765–75; < NL Gracula a genus of mynas < L grāculus jackdaw

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hill myna, Indian grackle, grackle, Gracula religiosa(noun)

    glossy black Asiatic starling often taught to mimic speech

  2. grackle, crow blackbird(noun)

    long-tailed American blackbird having iridescent black plumage


  1. grackle(Noun)

    Any of several American blackbirds of the genus Quiscalus having iridescent plumage

  2. grackle(Noun)

    Any of several Asian myna birds of the genus Gracula

  3. Origin: Modern (scientific) Latin Gracula from Latin graculus, “jackdaw”

Webster Dictionary

  1. Grackle(noun)

    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

  2. Grackle(noun)

    an Asiatic bird of the genus Gracula. See Myna


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