whooping crane

whooping crane
noun Date: circa 1730 a large white nearly extinct North American crane (Grus americana) noted for its loud trumpeting call

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  • Whooping crane — Whooping Whoop ing, a. & n. from {Whoop}, v. t. [1913 Webster] {Whooping cough} (Med.), a violent, convulsive cough, returning at longer or shorter intervals, and consisting of several expirations, followed by a sonorous inspiration, or whoop;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whooping crane — ☆ whooping crane [ho͞o′piŋ, hwo͞o′piŋ; wo͞o′piŋ ] n. a large, white, North American crane (Grus americana), noted for its whooping call: now nearly extinct: see CRANE …   English World dictionary

  • Whooping Crane — Taxobox name = Whooping Crane status = EN | status system = IUCN3.1| trend = stable status ref = [IUCN2006|assessors=BirdLife International|year=2006|id=9513|title=Grus americana|downloaded=11 May 2006 Database entry includes a range map and… …   Wikipedia

  • whooping crane — a white North American crane, Grus americana, having a loud, whooping call: an endangered species. See illus. under crane. [1720 30, Amer.] * * * Migratory North American bird (Grus americana) and one of the world s rarest birds, on the verge of… …   Universalium

  • whooping crane — amerikinė gervė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Grus americana angl. whooping crane vok. Schreikranich, m rus. американский журавль, m pranc. grue blanche, f ryšiai: platesnis terminas – tikrosios gervės …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • whooping crane — whoop′ing crane′ n. orn a white North American crane, Grus americana, having a loud, whooping call • Etymology: 1720–30, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • whooping crane — noun , a kind of bird. Syn: sandhill crane, trumpeter crane …   Wiktionary

  • whooping crane — noun rare North American crane having black and white plumage and a trumpeting call • Syn: ↑whooper, ↑Grus americana • Hypernyms: ↑crane • Member Holonyms: ↑Grus, ↑genus Grus …   Useful english dictionary

  • whooping crane — [ hu:pɪŋ, w ] noun a large mainly white crane with a trumpeting call, breeding in central Canada and now endangered. [Grus americana.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • Whooping Crane Summer Range — is a 16,895 km² wetland complex in the boreal forests of northern Alberta and southwestern Northwest Territories in Canada. It is the only natural nesting habitat for the critically endangered whooping crane. On May 24, 1982 it was designated a… …   Wikipedia

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