Stork's bill
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's-bill — stork s′ bill n. 1) pln any plant of the genus Erodium having deeply lobed leaves, loose clusters of pink, purple, white, or yellow flowers, and beak shaped fruit 2) pln geranium 3) • Etymology: 1555–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • stork's-bill — [stôrks′bil΄] n. any of various geraniums with beak shaped fruit, as a pelargonium or heronsbill …   English World dictionary

  • stork's bill — storksˈbill or stork s bill noun Any plant of the genus Erodium closely related to the geraniums, having elongated beaked fruits and small, usu saucer shaped, pink, yellow or purplish red flowers • • • Main Entry: ↑stork …   Useful english dictionary

  • stork's-bill — paprastasis dalgutis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Snaputinių šeimos vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Erodium cicutarium), paplitęs Afrikoje, Europoje ir Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Erodium cicutarium angl. alfilaria; heron s bill; red stem… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • stork's-bill — /stawrks bil /, n. 1. Also called heron s bill. any of various plants belonging to the genus Erodium, of the geranium family, having deeply lobed leaves, loose clusters of pink, purple, white, or yellow flowers, and long, slender fruit. 2.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • stork's bill — /ˈstɔks bɪl/ (say stawks bil) noun any herbaceous plant of the genus Erodium, as E. cicutarium, the common stork s bill, so called from the long beaked fruit …   Australian English dictionary

  • stork’s-bill — pelargonija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Snaputinių (Geraniaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Pelargonium). atitikmenys: lot. Pelargonium angl. garden geranium; pelargonium; stork’s bill vok. Geranium; Pelargonie; Rosenstorchschnabel rus.… …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • stork's-bill — /stawrks bil /, n. 1. Also called heron s bill. any of various plants belonging to the genus Erodium, of the geranium family, having deeply lobed leaves, loose clusters of pink, purple, white, or yellow flowers, and long, slender fruit. 2.… …   Universalium

  • stork's bill — type of wild flower …   English contemporary dictionary

  • heron's-bill — paprastasis dalgutis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Snaputinių šeimos vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Erodium cicutarium), paplitęs Afrikoje, Europoje ir Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Erodium cicutarium angl. alfilaria; heron s bill; red stem… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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