(Garrulus.) A genus of short-winged birds of the Crow family. The jay frightens small birds with its cry, and robs nests of their eggs. The European jay is of a yellowish-brown color, and resembles an ordinary pigeon in size. Its food consists chiefly of berries, seeds, fruits, and nuts, but it is also fond of worms, insects, and young mice. The American jay, or blue jay, has a far more brilliant plumage than the European jay, with a crest of feathers. The Florida jay is blue. The Canada jay is plain colored, and without a crest.