Stork 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. [1913 Webster]

{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}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • STORK — (Heb. חֲסִידָה, ḥasidah). The stork, the Ciconia ciconia, has been identified with the ḥasidah, enumerated among birds forbidden as food (Deut. 14:18). According to the Talmud it derives its name ( the kindly ) from the fact that it shows… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Stork — Gemeinde Flieden Koordinaten: 50° …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • stork — [stôrk] n. pl. storks or stork [ME < OE storc, akin to Ger storch < IE * sterg < base * (s)ter , stiff > STARE: so named from its stiff legged walk] any of a family (Ciconiidae) of large, long legged, mostly Old World wading birds… …   English World dictionary

  • stork — O.E. storc, related to stear stiff, strong (see STARK (Cf. stark)), from P.Gmc. *sturkaz (Cf. O.N. storkr, M.Du. storc, O.H.G. storah, Ger. Storch stork ). Perhaps so called with reference to the bird s stiff or rigid posture. But some connect… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Stork — Stork, 1) Abraham, geb. um 1650 in Amsterdam, Maler; malte Seestücke, in welchen er die Natur treu nachahmte. 2) Philipp Adam, geb. 1780 in Traben an der Mosel; wurde Lehrer an der Handelsschule zu Hagen in der Grafschaft Mark, 1810 Director… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Störk — Störk, Anton von S., geb. 1741 in Sulzgau, war Leibarzt, Protomedicus von Österreich, Präsident des medicinischen Studienraths, erster Director des allgemeinen Krankenhauses in Wien u. starb 1803. Er machte sich verdient um die Bestimmung der… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Störk — Störk, 1) Karl, Mediziner, geb. 17. Sept. 1832 in Ofen, gest. 13. Sept. 1899 in Hietzing bei Wien, studierte in Pest und Wien, wurde 1859 Sekundärarzt am Allgemeinen Krankenhaus in Wien, habilitierte sich 1864 an der Universität und wurde 1875… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • stork — [sto:k US sto:rk] n [: Old English; Origin: storc] a tall white bird with long legs and a long beak …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • stork — [ stɔrk ] noun count a large bird with long legs and a long beak, said to bring people their new babies …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • stork — sb., en, e, ene, i sms. storke , fx storkerede, storkeunge …   Dansk ordbog

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