Definition of sarus crane in English:

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sarus crane

Pronunciation: /ˈsärəs ˌkrān/


A large, red-headed crane found from India to the Philippines.
  • Grus antigone, family Gruidae.
Example sentences
  • The emus are four months old and the sarus crane is six months old.
  • Some species pair for life, the most celebrated example being the tall stately sarus crane, which graces the green fields of North India.
  • Favoured by brolgas, sarus cranes and black-necked storks, its lagoons were created from excess irrigation water.


Mid 19th century: sarus from Sanskrit sārasa.

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Syllabification: sa·rus crane

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