from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A long-legged bird, such as a crane, heron, or stork, that frequents shallow water, especially in search of food.
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- noun Any of various long-legged
birds, of the order Ciconiiformes, such as cranes, herons, or storks, that wade in shallow water in search of food.
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- noun any of many long-legged birds that wade in water in search of food
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