Steller's jay

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Stel·ler's jay

A crested bird (Cyanocitta stelleri) of western North America and Central America, having sooty-brown and blue plumage with a black head.

[After Georg Wilhelm Steller (1709-1746), German naturalist.]
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Stel′ler's jay′

(ˈstɛl ərz)
a common crested jay, Cyanocitta stelleri, of W North America, having blackish brown and dusky blue plumage.
[1820–30, Amer.; after Georg Wilhelm Steller (1709–46), German naturalist]
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