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whooping crane

noun
1.
a white North American crane, Grus americana, having a loud, whooping call: an endangered species.
Origin
1720-1730
1720-30, Americanism
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whooping crane

noun
1.
a rare North American crane, Grus americana, having a white plumage with black wings and a red naked face
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