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stork

Syllabification: stork
Pronunciation: /stôrk
 
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Definition of stork in English:

noun

1A tall long-legged wading bird with a long heavy bill and typically with white and black plumage.
Example sentences
  • Other migratory birds observed in the shallow waters were bar headed geese, open bill storks, northern pintails, gadwalls, curlews, black tailed godwits, spoonbills, green shanks, red shanks and so on.
  • Forest wagtails, fly catchers, black crested buzzard, open billed storks and egrets are some of the migratory birds one can sight at the Guindy National Park during winter.
  • The carcasses of ospreys, white-tailed sea eagles, deer, black and white storks and herons are also being found.
1.1The white stork as the pretended bringer of babies.
Example sentences
  • While he never delivered a baby, as storks supposedly do, he was just as dependable, never missing a game in 15 seasons.
  • You can use plastic ornaments and toys as your cake decoration, such as umbrellas, storks, bassinets, baby bottles, sports figure dells and newborn baby dolls.
  • This is akin to teaching that babies come from storks.

Origin

Old English storc, of Germanic origin; probably related to stark (because of its rigid stance).

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