Clark's nutcracker

Clark's nutcracker
noun Etymology: William Clark Date: 1924 a grayish-white bird (Nucifraga columbiana) of western North America with black-and-white wings and tail

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  • Clark's nutcracker — a nutcracker, Nucifraga columbiana, of western North America, having pale gray plumage and black and white wings and tail. Also, Clark nutcracker. Also called Clark s crow. [1910 15, Amer.; named after William CLARK; see NUTCRACKER] * * * …   Universalium

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  • nutcracker — [nut′krak΄ər] n. 1. an instrument for cracking the shells of nuts, usually consisting of two hinged metal levers, between which the nut is squeezed 2. either of two jaylike corvid birds that feed on nuts; specif., a white spotted, dark brown… …   English World dictionary

  • nutcracker — /nut krak euhr/, n. 1. an instrument or device for cracking the shells of nuts. 2. any of several corvine birds of the genus Nucifraga that feed on nuts, as the common nutcracker, N. caryocatactes, of Europe and Clark s nutcracker, N. columbiana …   Universalium

  • Nutcracker (bird) — Nutcrackers Nucifraga columbiana Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • clark's crow — noun see clark nutcracker * * * Clark s crow «klahrks», = Clark s nutcracker. (Cf. ↑Clark s nutcracker) …   Useful english dictionary

  • clark nutcracker — noun or clark s nutcracker also clark s crow ˈklärk(s) Usage: usually capitalized C Etymology: after William Clark died 1838 American explorer : a grayish white bird ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • Clark Terry — in New York City, 1976 Background information Born December 14, 1920 (1920 12 14) (age 90) …   Wikipedia

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