who-oping crane

whooping crane

noun
a white North American crane, Grus americana, having a loud, whooping call: an endangered species.

Origin:
1720–30, Americanism

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

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