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stork's-bill

[stawrks-bil] /ˈstɔrksˌbɪl/
noun
1.
Also called heron's-bill. any of various plants belonging to the genus Erodium, of the geranium family, having deeply lobed leaves, loose clusters of pink, purple, white, or yellow flowers, and long, slender fruit.
2.
geranium (def 2).
Origin
1555-1565
1555-65
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storksbill

/ˈstɔːksˌbɪl/
noun
1.
any of various geraniaceous plants of the genus Erodium, esp E. cicutarium (common storksbill), having pink or reddish-purple flowers and fruits with a beaklike process
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any of several flowering plants of the genus Erodium, in the geranium family (Geraniaceae), of worldwide distribution. Many species are wild flowers useful in garden borders and rock gardens; some are used for forage; and a number of them are weedy. The common names refer to the five-parted long, bill-like capsules, which contain the seeds

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