whooping crane


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whooping crane

n.
A large North American crane (Grus americana) having predominantly white plumage and a loud trumpeting cry.

whooping crane

n
(Animals) a rare North American crane, Grus americana, having a white plumage with black wings and a red naked face

whoop′ing crane′


n.
a white North American crane, Grus americana, having a loud, whooping call.
[1720–30, Amer.]
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Noun1.whooping crane - rare North American crane having black-and-white plumage and a trumpeting callwhooping crane - rare North American crane having black-and-white plumage and a trumpeting call
crane - large long-necked wading bird of marshes and plains in many parts of the world
genus Grus, Grus - type genus of the Gruidae: typical cranes
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