[syn: grackle, crow blackbird]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Grackle \Grac"kle\, n. [Cf. L. graculus jackdaw.] (Zool.)
(a) One of several American blackbirds, of the family
Icterid[ae]; 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.
(b) An Asiatic bird of the genus Gracula. See Myna.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: glossy black Asiatic starling often taught to mimic speech
[syn: hill myna, Indian grackle, grackle, Gracula
2: long-tailed American blackbird having iridescent black
plumage [syn: grackle, crow blackbird]