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1. Any of various birds of several genera in the family Corvidae, usually brightly colored and often having a loud, harsh call. Also called jaybird.
2. An overly talkative person; a chatterbox.
[Middle English jai, from Old French, from Late Latin gāius, gāia, perhaps from Latin Gāius, personal name.]
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1. (Animals) any of various passerine birds of the family Corvidae (crows), esp the Eurasian Garrulus glandarius, with a pinkish-brown body, blue-and-black wings, and a black-and-white crest. See also bluejay
2. a foolish or gullible person
[C13: from Old French jai, from Late Latin gāius, perhaps from proper name Gāius]
(Biography) John 1745–1829, American statesman, jurist, and diplomat; first chief justice of the Supreme Court (1789–95). He negotiated the Jay's Treaty
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1. any of various typically noisy, gregarious songbirds of the family Corvidae, mostly of the Northern Hemisphere, often having blue or gray plumage.
a. a talkative person; chatterer.
b. a fop; dandy.
[1275–35; Middle English jai < Middle French < Late Latin gāius, gāia]
John, 1745–1829, first Chief Justice of the U.S. 1789–95.
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|Noun||1.||Jay - United States diplomat and jurist who negotiated peace treaties with Britain and served as the first chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1745-1829)|
|2.||jay - crested largely blue bird|
corvine bird - birds of the crow family
Old World jay - a European jay
New World jay - a North American jay
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jay[dʒeɪ] N → arrendajo m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
jay[ˈdʒeɪ] n (= bird) → geai m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n → Eichelhäher m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
jay[dʒeɪ] n → ghiandaia
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