What is jay?

  • (noun): 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).
    Synonyms: John Jay
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Jays are several species of medium-sized, usually colorful and noisy, passerine birds in the crow family Corvidae. The names jay and magpie are somewhat interchangeable, and the evolutionary relationships are rather complex. For example, the Eurasian Magpie seems more closely related to the Eurasian Jay than to the Oriental Blue and Green Magpies, whereas the Blue Jay is not closely related to either.

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The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse
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Kingdom Come (Jay-Z Album) - Music
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Jay Gatsby - Gatsby As A Reference Point
... The figure of Jay Gatsby became a cultural touchstone in 20th century America ... story of the fresh start, the second chance." "Jay Gatsby.. ... introduces himself to a degenerate yachtsman as Jay Gatsby has explicitly rejected the Protestant ethic.. ...
Mexican Jay
... The Mexican Jay (Aphelocoma wollweberi) formerly known as the Gray-breasted Jay, is a New World jay native to the Sierra Madre Oriental, Sierra Madre Occidental. 2011, the American Ornithologists' Union voted to split the Mexican Jay into two species, one retaining the common name Mexican Jay and one called the Transvolcanic Jay (see below) ... The Mexican Jay is a medium-large (~120 g) passerine similar in size to most other jays, with a blue head, blue-gray mantle, blue wings and tail, and pale gray ...
Jay - In Culture - Slang
... The word "jay" has an archaic meaning in American slang meaning a person who chatters impertinently ... ("jay-walker" ... http//oed.com/search?searchType=dictionary q=jay-walker.) ...

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  • (noun): Crested largely blue bird.

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