From 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.
       [1913 Webster]
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