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|Noun||1.||family Gruidae - cranes |
bird family - a family of warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
Gruiformes, order Gruiformes - inland marsh-dwelling birds with long legs and necks and bills that wade in water in search of food: cranes; rails; bustards
crane - large long-necked wading bird of marshes and plains in many parts of the world