Share this entry

Share this page

blue crane

Line breaks: blue crane

Definition of blue crane in English:

noun

A large South African crane with blue-grey plumage, the national bird of South Africa. Also called Stanley crane.
  • Anthropoides paradisea, family Gruidae
Example sentences
  • He addressed groups of pupils at the High School on the plight of the three species of endangered cranes - the crowned crane, the blue crane and the wattled crane - in South Africa.
  • Running around this landscape of giant heathers, you will also see ostriches, bonteboks, baboons and, if you are lucky, a fly-past from the elegant national bird, the blue crane.
  • Pointing out a blue crane, the symbol of South Africa, one ranger wondered what the next symbol would be - ‘a rainbow chicken?’

Definition of blue crane in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day verbose
Pronunciation: vəːˈbəʊs
adjective
using more words than are needed…