Definitions for: Stork


[n] large mostly Old World wading birds typically having white-and-black plumage



Webster (1913) Definition: Stork, n. [AS. storc; akin to G. storch, OHG. storah,
Icel. storkr, Dan. & Sw. stork, and perhaps to Gr. ? a
vulture.] (Zo["o]l.)
Any one of several species of large wading birds of the
family Ciconid[ae], having long legs and a long, pointed
bill. They are found both in the Old World and in America,
and belong to Ciconia and several allied genera. The
European white stork (Ciconia alba) is the best known. It
commonly makes its nests on the top of a building, a chimney,
a church spire, or a pillar. The black stork (C. nigra) is
native of Asia, Africa, and Europe.

Black-necked stork, the East Indian jabiru.

Hair-crested stork, the smaller adjutant of India
(Leptoptilos Javanica).

Giant stork, the adjutant.

Marabou stork. See Marabou. -- Saddle-billed stork, the
African jabiru. See Jabiru.

Stork's bill (Bot.), any plant of the genus Pelargonium;
-- so called in allusion to the beaklike prolongation of
the axis of the receptacle of its flower. See
Pelargonium.

See Also: adjutant, adjutant bird, adjutant stork, black stork, black-necked stork, Ciconia ciconia, Ciconia nigra, Ciconiidae, Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis, family Ciconiidae, jabiru, Jabiru mycteria, Leptoptilus crumeniferus, Leptoptilus dubius, marabou, marabou stork, marabout, Mycteria americana, openbill, policeman bird, saddlebill, wader, wading bird, white stork, wood ibis, wood stork, Xenorhyncus asiaticus

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