grackle grackle  /ˈɡræ kəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) glossy black Asiatic starling often taught to mimic speech
  2. (n) long-tailed American blackbird having iridescent black plumage

Usage(s):

  1. The case of Austin's dead birds created an acrimonious divide between the pro- and anti- grackle camps.
  2. He whipped up topcoats of grouse, full-length evening coats of grackle, blouses of speckled hen feathers and wove materials half in tweed and half in pin feathers.
  3. Among the candidates: a $300,000 grant for grackle control in the Rio Grande Valley; $240,000 for a study of the damage done to macadamia nuts by rats; $1.

News

  • Put a bird on it!

    A Great-tailed Grackle sits atop the Douwe Blumberg sculpture "Birds of Valencia" on an overcast afternoon at Bridgeport Marketplace in Valencia on Wednesday.
    on July 11, 2013     Source: The Signal

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