1. [syn: marabou, marabout, marabou stork, Leptoptilus crumeniferus]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Stork \Stork\, n. [AS. storc; akin to G. storch, OHG. storah,
Icel. storkr, Dan. & Sw. stork, and perhaps to Gr. ? a
Any one of several species of large wading birds of the
family Ciconidae, 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 (Ciconia
nigra) is native of Asia, Africa, and Europe.
Black-necked stork, the East Indian jabiru.
Hair-crested stork, the smaller adjutant of India
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
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: large African black-and-white carrion-eating stork; its
downy underwing feathers are used to trim garments [syn:
marabou, marabout, marabou stork, Leptoptilus