purple grackle

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n purple grackle eastern United States grackle
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Purple grackle (Zoöl) the crow blackbird. See under Crow.
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Usage

In literature:

The purple grackles are a garrulous, gossipy set, as every one knows.
"Roof and Meadow" by Dallas Lore Sharp
The call-note is louder and more metallic than the purple grackle's.
"Bird Neighbors" by Neltje Blanchan
The Purple Grackle comes to us early in the spring; its plumage is an iridescent purplish and greenish black.
"Endurance Test" by Alan Douglas
Far off in the distance I could hear the sweet Canary-like whistle of the Goldfinch and the 'eak' of the Purple Grackle.
"Bird-Lore March-April 1916" by Various
In the Eastern States we have the CROW BLACKBIRD, or PURPLE GRACKLE, and the BRONZED GRACKLE, whose habits are the same.
"The Children's Book of Birds" by Olive Thorne Miller
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In news:

Our grackles are purple and greenish around their necks.
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