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sandhill crane

[sand-hil] /ˈsændˌhɪl/
noun
1.
a North American crane, Grus canadensis, having bluish-gray plumage and a red forehead.
Origin
late Middle English
1795-1805
1795-1805, Americanism; sandhill, late Middle English sond hille, Old English sondhyll. See sand, hill
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