Jay vs Corvid - What's the difference?
As a proper noun jay
is a nickname for james, jason, or for any male name beginning with a "j"; also used as a formal given name.
As an adjective corvid is
pertaining to or resembling the corvidae
As a noun corvid is
a member of the bird family corvidae
, including crows, ravens, jays, choughs, treepies etc.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
From (etyl) jay, from (etyl) jai . More at (l).
Any one of the numerous species of birds belonging to several genera within the family Corvidae, including Garrulus'', ''Cyanocitta , allied to the crows, but smaller, more graceful in form, often handsomely colored, usually having a crest, and often noisy.
Other birds of similar appearance and behavior.
(archaic) A dull or ignorant person.
(slang) A marijuana cigarette; a joint.
* 2009 , (Caitlin Moran), The Times , 23 Mar 2009:
- Although sympathetic, my main reaction was to think: “Some people can handle it, and some people can’t,” and then smugly light up a big fat jay .
* (bird) Jenny jay, jay pie, k, kae (UK); bluejay, whisky jack (US)
* (bird) Old World jay, gray jay, American jay
* blue jay, bluejay
* Canada jay
* California jay
* Florida jay
* green jay
* jay thrush
Respelling of the letter .
Pertaining to or resembling the Corvidae .
A member of the bird family Corvidae , including crows, ravens, jays, choughs, treepies etc.