Meaning of common grackle

com'mon grack'le

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a large songbird, Quiscalus quiscula, of the family Icteridae, of central and eastern North America, having iridescent black plumage varying in color. Cf. purple grackle, bronzed grackle.
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