Meaning of “bluejay” in the English Dictionary

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"bluejay" in British English

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bluejaynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbluː.dʒeɪ/ us /ˈbluː.dʒeɪ/

Examples from literature

  • And there's another thing: in good, clean, out-and-out scolding, a bluejay can beat anything alive. 
  • Nothing but a bluejay could possibly get down to the creek below. 
  • The bluejay was entirely occupied with his own business of breaking into another bird's nest and eating the eggs. 
  • The harsh scream of a bluejay struck a discord through her reverie. 
  • The little girl had parrot feathers tied to her forehead and a bunch of plumes from the bluejay stood up from the back of her head. 

(Definition of “bluejay” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bluejay" in American English

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bluejaynoun [ C ]

us /ˈbluˌdʒeɪ/

a common North American bird that is mainly blue and has a growth of feathers on the top of its head

(Definition of “bluejay” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)